Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson and a former NASA scientist, 87 year old Kanu Ramdas Gandhi died in a private hospital in Surat after prolonged illness on Monday evening. He is survived by his wife Shivalaxmi.
Kanu had earned fame as the young boy who had walked ahead of his grandfather Mahatma Gandhi holding his stick on Dandi village’s beaches during the legendary Salt Satyagraha of March April 1930.
He was suffering from poor health since a long time and had suffered a heart attack and brain haemorrhage on October 22.
Pained by the demise of Kanubhai Gandhi, the grandson of Gandhi Ji. Remembering my various interactions with him. May his soul rest in peace— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 7, 2016
The brutal attack had left his body paralysed and he had lapsed into a coma. Sadly, he could never recover from this situation.
Deeply saddened to know about passing away of Shri Kanubhai Gandhi,Mahatma Gandhi's grandson.Deep condolences to his family,may his soul RIP— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) November 7, 2016
Sad to learn of the passing away of Kanubhai Gandhi, grandson of Gandhiji. My heartfelt condolences to his family— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 7, 2016
Kanu Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi passes away. May his soul rest in peace.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 7, 2016