Renowned ed­u­ca­tion­ist, so­cial worker Dadi Leela passes away at 102

Daily Messenger - - National - Bureau Re­port

HY­DER­ABAD: Dadi Leelavati Her­chandi who sym­bol­ized strug­gle for noble cause of spread­ing light of ed­u­ca­tion in Sindh, passed away last night at age of 102 years. She had served as Di­rec­tor Ed­u­ca­tion and later as par­lia­men­tar­ian. She was blessed with melody in her voice as she sang many songs also.

She was au­thor of many books on ed­u­ca­tion. She­was suf­fer­ing from de­men­tia. She did not leave Sindh at time of par­ti­tion when her brother left for In­dia and pre­ferred to stay be­hind with her fa­ther Hotc­hand Wad­hwani. She was born on 20 De­cem­ber 1916 at La­j­pat road from where her fam­ily shifted to Hirabad. She also served as mu­sic teacher at Women Train­ing Col­lege Tilk In­cline. She be­came mem­ber of Sindh Assem­bly in 1985. She worked for spread of ed­u­ca­tion with great zeal vis­it­ing dif­fer­ent vil­lages and neigh­bour­hoods to en­cour­age women seek ed­u­ca­tion. She had been ac­tive at Ladies Club Hirabad and Sindh Girls Guide for 40 years. Her last rites were per­formed at Shamshan Ghat near Badin bus stand on Thurs­day morn­ing.

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