Well-known Gandhian Natwar Thakkar passed away at the Apollo Hospital in Guwahati on Sunday morning.
He was 86 and is survived by his wife and three children. He was admitted to the Apollo Hospital on September 19 following the deterioration of his health which started with high fever.
His son, Dr. Aotoshi, said the health of Thakkar started declining from Saturday morning onwards.
“He was recovering but suddenly his blood pressure started dropping and later, the kidneys failed,” Dr. Aotoshi told InsideNe. He said he, his mother Lentina Ao and his two sisters were by Thakkar’s side when he breathed his last.
The mortal remains will be taken to his workplace in Nagaland’s Chuchuyimlang by Sunday evening.
Thakkar, a Padma Shree, had founded the “Nagaland Gandhi Ashram” at Chuchuyimlang. His efforts to spread Gandhian philosophy and peace had earned him the sobriquet “Nagaland’s Gandhi”.
He hailed from Maharashtra but made Nagaland his home ever since he had landed in the state in 1955.
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