South African struggle icon and Gandhian activist Mewa Ramgobin has died at the age of 83 after a prolonged illness. Ramgobin, the former president of the Natal Indian Congress fought discrimination against Indians in South Africa. Ramgobin was married to Ela Gandhi, a human rights activist and Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter.
He was involved in the activities of the Phoenix Settlement Trust that was established in 1904 by Gandhi near Durban during his tenure in South Africa.
He established a Gandhi museum and library, and educated people of different races on Gandhian thought and philosophy. He is the author of Waiting to Live and Prisms of Light.