Renowned educationist, social worker Dadi Leela passes away at 102
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.