Senior freedom fighter Chaturvedi passes away.


Who: Mr. Sudhakar Chaturvedi

In news because: It is believed that he was the most senior freedom fighter aged 122 years.

Mr. Chaturvedi also mentioned in several statements that he was an eyewitness of Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

He was jailed for 13 years during the freedom struggle. It is believed that he was also the stenographer of Mahatma Gandhi.

According to the information available on the Internet:

  • He was known as Gandhi’s postman, because letters addressed to the Viceroy or Governor-General by Gandhiji were delivered by him only.

  • He was offered a ministerial position in the old Mysore state by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, which he turned down.

  • He also campaigned for the integration of the state.

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