"The prime minister spoke to Kanubhaiji in Gujarati and both had a cheerful conversation where they refreshed some memories from the past," said Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.. Kanubhai Gandhi after talking to PM Modi on phone
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday had a long telephonic conversation with Kanubhai Gandhi, grandson of Mahatama Gandhi, who is living in an old-age home in the national capital.
“The prime minister spoke to Kanubhaiji in Gujarati and both had a cheerful conversation where they refreshed some memories from the past,” said Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, who was directed by Modi to visit the old age home and submit a report on the expectations and requirements of Kanubhai.PM @narendramodi and Kanubhai had a long conversation. They spoke in Gujarati and had a very pleasant discussion. pic.twitter.com/m93Gc3DXwK
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 15, 2016I was happy then, I’m happy now as well. He(Mahesh Sharma) came here to meet me, we had a good talk: Kanubhai Gandhi pic.twitter.com/UyhCu7h2ll
— ANI (@ANI_news) May 15, 2016
PM directed me to come here and to submit a report on the expectations & requirements of Kanubhai ji: Mahesh Sharma pic.twitter.com/anAP5t9KXRMain bahut puraana PM ka bhakt hoon. Maine jo unko madat ki thi woh sab cheezein unko yaad thi: Kanubhai Gandhi pic.twitter.com/Wb3oaAz08F
— ANI (@ANI_news) May 15, 2016
— ANI (@ANI_news) May 15, 2016Delhi: Union Minister Mahesh Sharma meets Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Kanubhai Gandhi at the old age home. pic.twitter.com/Z95nga4pAv
— ANI (@ANI_news) May 15, 2016
I am very happy. Mahesh Sharma came to meet me and I spoke to the PM on phone. I am an old fan of Modi. He still remembers how I have helped him in past,” said Kanubhai after talking to the prime minister on phone.
Kanubhai left India at the age of 17 and studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after which he worked at NASA’s Langley Research Centre. His wife, a doctorate in biochemistry, too held a job in the US.
Having returned from the US in 2014, Kanubhai has since been living in ashrams and old-age homes. He, and his wife, Shiva Lakshmi, are currently at the Guru Vishram Vridh Ashram in Gautampuri in South Delhi.
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