Remembering Hansa behn Mazgaonkar
Hansabehn, yours was no ordinary light…..
With a heavy heart we are sharing the news that Hansabehn Mazgaonkar passed away today. We were privileged to see her at home last week where she greeted all of us with her characteristically bright and overflowing smile in spite of weakness and failing health.
We feel very fortunate to have known her – someone who had met Gandhiji during the freedom struggle, served as a life-long Sarvodayi, war resister, community organizer, and one who spun and wore only khadi all her life, along with her family. She continued to work for the benefit of the community till the very end. Ten years ago, we had the good fortune to hear sing આ વિશ્વ અમારી શાળા (The whole world is our school).
Like Gandhiji, Hansa behn’s was no ordinary light and her selfless service and tremendous passion for truth and non-violence and simple living will contine to guide us.
Our sincere condolences to Daniel Bhai, Anand, Michael,Swati and the entire Sarvodayi family, NAPM and world-peace seeking community.
Picture: Daniel Bhai and Hansa Behn from the Kisan Swaraj Yatra meeting in Mumbai.