Lata Ramgobin

 Ashish Lata Ramgobin, who is 56-year-old, is best known as the great-granddaughter of our great Indian National leader Mahatma Gandhi.  She is the daughter of noted rights activist Ela Gandhi. Ramgobin was the founder and executive director of the Participative Development Initiative at the NGO International Centre for Non-Violence, where she described herself as “an activist with focus on environmental, societal and political interests.” A number of other descendants of Mahatma Gandhi are human rights activists and among them are Lata Ramgobin’s cousins Kirti Menon, the late Satish Dhupelia, and Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie. Ramgobin’s mother Ela Gandhi in particular has been internationally recognized for her efforts, including national honors from both India and South Africa.

Recently, she has been sentenced to seven years in jail by a Durban court. According to reports, Ramgobin was accused of a six-million-rand fraud and a forgery case. In addition, it is also being reported that she was accused of defrauding businessman SR Maharaj after he advanced R6.2 million to her for allegedly clearing import and Customs duties for a non-existent consignment from India.

Lata Ramgobin Bio

Name: Ashish Lata Ramgobin

Age: 56 Years

Profession: Social Activist; Founder and executive director of the Participative Development Initiative at the NGO International Centre for Non-Violence

Mother: Ela Gandhi (Social Activist)

Great grandfather: Mahatma Gandhi

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