‘Nagaland’s Gandhi’, Natwar Thakkar dies after brief illness

Guwahati (Assam), Oct 7 :Eminent Gandhian Natwar Thakkar, popularly known as Nagaland’s Gandhi, died in a private hospital here on Sunday after a brief illness, reports PTI.

Thakkar was 86 and is survived by his wife Lentina Ao, a son and two daughters.

He was admitted to the hospital here on September 19 after his health condition deteriorated.

His condition improved considerably but suddenly his blood pressure started dropping, and later, the kidneys failed, the report quoted his son Dr Aotoshi .

Thakkar’s mortal remains will be taken to his workplace in Nagaland’s Chuchuyimlang on Sunday evening, the report said.

Thakkar, a Padma Shri awardee, had founded the Nagaland Gandhi Ashram at Chuchuyimlang.

His efforts to spread Gandhian philosophy and peace had earned him the sobriquet ‘Nagaland’s Gandhi’,the report said .

He was from Maharashtra and had made Nagaland his home ever since he had arrived in the state in 1955.

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