Honorable Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde and Pandith Sudhakar Chaturvedi - Ajith Samuel





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Published on Mar 14, 2011

Citizen Journalist Ajith Samuel reports from Bangalore 14th March 2011

"A little more comfort in the tail end of life"

India's oldest living legend Pandith Sudhakar Chaturvedi was gifted a special Wheel Chair on his living the 113th year.

On Monday, the 14th March 2011, The Lokayukta Office started off the busy week with a special type of cake cutting.
The Honorable Lokayukta of Karnataka Justice N. Santhosh Hegde as a special gesture on humanitarian grounds made himself present to gift a special wheel chair to India's Oldest Living Legend Pandit. Sudhakar Chaturvedi who is 113 years old. A large gathering of lensmen were trying from all corners to capture glimpses of the oldest living legend himself cutting a cake that was marked 113.

In the month of December 2010, IDL Foundation, a non-profit NGO, working for visually challenged people in Karnataka bestowed a prestigious LIVING LEGEND AWARD to Pandith Sudhakar Chaturvedi. While interacting and bringing the LEGEND to the programme, Mr. P. K. Paul, Founder & Executive trustee of IDL Foundation gave his shoulder to literally lift this 113 year senior most guest on to the dias. This act not only moved the hearts of many, but encouraged him further to do something like gifting the legend with a Special Wheel Chair. Hence this novel project as a token of respect to seniors was planned. "A little more comfort in the tail end of life" as Paul phrases it.

The Honorable Lokayukta of Karnataka Justice N. Santhosh Hegde readily obliged to the request of Paul in gifting this special wheel chair to the legend at his office.

Pandith Sudhakar Chaturvedi was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. He was popularly known as the Postman to Gandhiji. He participated in the Jallianwallah Bagh protests and was arrested at least 31 times during India's freedom struggle which he was part of. In the present day, he works actively for eight hours as a routine.
He reads newspapers and magazines in English, Hindi and Kannada and discusses the reports with visitors. "I want to be happy and make others happy. That's my whole aim of living now!" said Chaturvedi.

Mr. Ricky Lim and Suresh Zeevil, Presidential Directors of Fusion Excel were among Paul who finally wheeled away the Oldest Living Legend seen with a happier face on his new wheel chair back home. Thanks to the great hearts behind this..


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