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Gandhi's ashes scattered off South Africa coast

 Eli Gandhi, the grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi, centre, is helped by others during a ceremony to sprinkle the ashes of the Indian independence hero...

SOUTH AFRICA GANDHI ASHES

Eli Gandhi, the grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi, centre, is helped by others during a ceremony to sprinkle the ashes of the Indian independence hero...

Six decades after his death, some of Mohandas K. Gandhi's ashes have been scattered off South Africa's coast.
An early morning service in a harbor in the eastern city of Durban on the anniversary of Gandhi's death included the laying of flowers and candles on the water's surface.
After Gandhi was killed by a Hindu hard-liner in 1948 in New Delhi, his ashes were divided, stored in steel urns and sent around the world for memorial services. It was not unusual for some of the ashes to have been preserved instead of scattered as intended.
In 1997, ashes that had been found in a bank vault in northern India were immersed at the holy spot where India's Ganges and Yamuna rivers met.


Updated : 2021-06-15 12:48 GMT+08:00