Kanu Gandhi (scientist)

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Kanu Gandhi (1928[1] – 7 November 2016) was an Indian scientist. He was a son of Ramdas Gandhi, thus grandchild of Mahatma Gandhi.

He studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduated with a master's degree in civil engineering in 1963.[2] Later he worked for NASA and United States Department of Defense on aircraft design. His wife Shivalaxmi was a professor and researcher in Boston Biomedical Research Institute. They had no children. In 2014 they moved back to India. He died in a private hospital in Surat.[3][4]


  1. ^ "A Rare Glimpse Into Four Generations Of Mahatma Gandhi Family - MERE PIX". www.merepix.com. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Supporting Gandhi and going to MIT were part of building India - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Mahatma Gandhi's Grandson Kanu Gandhi Dies At 87". NDTV.com. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Mahatma's grandson Kanu Gandhi passes away". 8 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016 – via The Hindu.
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