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Gandhi’s ashes to be scattered at sea

Some of Mohandas Gandhi's ashes will be scattered in the Arabian Sea on January 30, the 60th anniversary of his death, reports the Associate Press. "A small steel urn of Gandhi's ashes — one of dozens dispersed across the country...

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Some of Mohandas Gandhi’s ashes will be scattered in the Arabian Sea on January 30, the 60th anniversary of his death, reports the Associate Press. “A small steel urn of Gandhi’s ashes — one of dozens dispersed across the country after his death — was sent to a Gandhi museum in Mumbai last year by an Indian businessman whose father, a close friend of Gandhi’s, had preserved the ashes. Trustees had planned to display the nonviolence leader’s ashes in a memorial in downtown Mumbai, but Gandhi’s descendants requested the ashes be scattered at sea, said Dhirubhai Mehta, vice president of the Mahatma Gandhi Museum. ‘No one knows for sure how many such urns there are elsewhere,’ Mehta said. ‘The ashes were sent to Gandhi’s followers wherever they requested it.'” Would you have liked to have seen the urn go to a museum?