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Scribe who witnessed Mahatma Gandhi assassination dies and his Jamia link

Devdutt, a well-known journalist, who was present at Birla House in the lawn when Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948, passed away early morning on January 27 at the age of 88.

A seasoned political commentator and a Gandhian since his early days, he is survived by his son, Prof Savyasaachi, who teaches sociology at Jamia Millia Islamia, and daughter Gopi Tripathi, a senior teacher of sociology at Kamala Nehru College, according to IE report.

Devdutt was associated with the Punjab-based Hind Samachar, Gujarat’s Sandesh and Odia newspaper Pragativadi.

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