PM Modi Phones Gandhi's Grandson In Old-Age Home, Offers Help

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Kanubhai Gandhi who is now living in an old age home.


  • Mahatma Gandhi's grandson has been living in an old age home in New Delhi
  • Earlier, Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar visited Kanubhai Gandhi & his wife
  • The couple returned to India in 2014 after spending four decades in US
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Kanubhai Gandhi, who is living in an old age home in New Delhi with his wife, and directed Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma to meet him.

Accordingly, Mr Sharma met Mr Gandhi and spent about 45 minutes with him at Guru Vishram Vridh Ashram at Gautampuri in South Delhi .

After the conversation, PM directed the authorities to ensure that the couple has a comfortable stay.

"PM has taken note of reports about Shri Kanubhai Gandhi. He asked Minister Mahesh Sharma to meet Kanubhai," PMO tweeted.
"PM and Kanubhai had a long conversation. They spoke in Gujarati and had a very pleasant discussion," PMO said in another tweet.
Later Mr Gandhi told news agency PTI that he is an "old follower of PM Modi and he (Modi) remembered all the help I had extended to him. At that time Sonia Gandhi was against both of us," he said, adding that "Modi understood everything in Gujarati".

Mr Sharma later said PM Modi offered "all support" to the couple.

Yesterday, Delhi's SC/ST Welfare and Women and Child Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar had visited them.

After over four decades of stay in the United States, Mr Gandhi (87) and his 85-year-old wife Shiva Lakshmi Gandhi had returned to India in 2014 and spent about a year-and-a-half in various Ashrams in Gujarat before checking into Delhi ashram on May 8.

Kanubhai Gandhi is the eldest son of Mahatma Gandhi's third son Ramdas.

Mr Gandhi left India at the age of 17 and studied at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later worked at NASA's Langley Research Centre. His wife holds a doctorate in biochemistry.