(Maharashtra): Mahatma Gandhi's spectacles have been
missing from the Sevagram Ashram in Wardha since November,
officials revealed Monday.
Ashram president M.M. Gadkari said its employees were asked to
keep silent about the missing glasses.
"We had made a list of the belongings of Gandhiji that were placed
in the hut where he used to stay," Gadkari told IANS.
"Somehow, the glasses were not included in the list. Those who
cleaned the hut took a few days to realise that the glasses are
missing," he added.
The ashram authorities are yet to register a police complaint.
have not received any theft or missing complaint," Wardha Deputy
Superintendent of Police M.G. Nale told IANS.
When questioned on why a complaint was not registered, Gadkari
said that the board of trustees will meet and decide on further
"Gandhiji's other belongings are, however, intact," Gadkari said.
Mahatma Gandhi came to Wardha, 75 km from Nagpur, in 1936 and
settled at the ashram, which receives around 300,000 visitors