Gandhi’s great grandson elected to Kansas State Assembly
Washington: A great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi has been elected to a State Assembly in the United Stated during the general elections held on November 6.
Shanti Gandhi, 72, contesting as a Republican Party candidate, defeated his Democratic rival Theodore "Ted" Ensley by nine percentage point for the Kansas`s 52nd Assembly District.
He is son of late Saraswati Gandhi, wife of Mahatma Gandhi`s grandson the late Kanti Lal.
Gandhi, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon retired in 2010 form Stormont-Vail Hospital at Topeka City in the Kansas State, received 6,413 votes against Ensley`s 5,357 in the elections held Tuesday for the State`s, according to the results declared by the Kansas Secretary of State.
He arrived in the US in 1967 as a medical graduate from University of Bombay.
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