Veteran Gandhian social worker Natwar Thakkarwas admitted to a hospital here on Sunday due to some old age ailments.
86-year-old Thakkar, popularly known as Natwar bhai, who works in Nagaland, was rushed to Apollo Hospital in Guwahati after he complained of uneasiness. He has been kept in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital.
A Padma Shri award winner Thakkar originally hails from Maharashtra, who migrated to Nagaland for social work at the age of 23. He founded the Nagaland Gandhi Ashram at Chuchuyimlang village in Mokokchung district of Nagaland.
His 62-year-old ashram at Chuchuyimlang village now draws visitors from across the country and occasionally from abroad.
Thakkar forged close relationships with people like Kaka Kalelkar, Jayaprakash Narayan, Verrier Elwin, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Morarji Desai and Manmohan Singh. One such relationship has helped build a unique library in a remote Naga village.