Gandhian leader Padma Shree awardee Shakuntala Chaudhary passes away at age 102


Guwahati: Gandhian leader Padma Shree awardee Shakuntala Chaudhary passed away last night at the age of 102.

The prominent personality was reportedly unwell for the last few days.

The cremation of Shakuntala Chaudhary will be held at the Navagraha crematorium, Guwahati after a tribute ceremony at the Kasturba Ashram.

Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta and Education Minister Ranoj Pegu will offer tributes to the mortal remains of Shakuntala Chaudhary on behalf of the Assam Government.

Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma condoled her demise. Taking to Twitter Chief Minister Sarma wrote, “Deeply anguished at the passing away of veteran Gandhian and Padma Shri Shakuntala Choudhary. Her life was devoted to selfless service, truth, simplicity and non-violence at Sarania Ashram, Guwahati where Mahatma Gandhi had stayed in 1946. My prayers for her sadgati Om Shanti!”