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Pyarelal Nayyar

Deceased Person

Pyarelal Nayyar (1899-1982) was the personal secretary of Mahatma Gandhi in his later years. His sister Dr. Sushila Nayyar was the Personal Physician to Mahatma Gandhi. He received his B. A. from University of Punjab and quit his M.A. studies during the Non-cooperation movement of 1920. Pyarelal was active in the freedom struggle, in the footsteps of Gandhi. He participated in the Salt March to Dandi in 1930. Pyarelal was portrayed by Pankaj Kapur in the Richard Attenborough film Gandhi (1982)'. Pyarelal continued his literary work on Gandhi until his last days. He has biographical books on Mahatma Gandhi. Following is a partial list: Note: Vol. IV to VII were competed by Shushila Nayyar.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1899

Death

Date of death
1982

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