Indira adviser 'trapped' at 74

Indira adviser 'trapped' at 74

Indira adviser 'trapped' at 74

After remaining single for 74 years, veteran Congress leader R K Dhawan has decided to thr­ow a surprise. Earlier also, in his carrer, he surprised many by becoming a Cabinet minister and close confidant of Indira Gandhi from being merely her personal assistant.

Now, he has caught his friends, relatives and close politicians eyes wide open.
Bachelor Dhawan, 74, has quietly married  Achla, who is believed to be about 14 years younger to him.

On July 16, he is hosting dinner for his friends at a five star hotel in Delhi. The invites sent to his friends requesting their presence at the dinner does not say much.

The party circle is abuzz with the gossip of Dhawan tying the knot last November. Some of invited leade­rs tried to find out about Achla by calling others but in vain.

Dhawan and Achla are staying in their up-market mansion in Golf Links. Little is known about Achla in the corridors of the All India Congress Committee party office on Akbar Road, but for the fact that she is a divorcee. Her former husband is a pilot with a private airline.

Dhawan refused to share details of their marriage with Deccan Herald, saying it was a “private” matter. “I have invited only relatives and friends. I’m a small man and don’t speak about my private issues,” the Congress Working Committee member said before disconnecting the phone.

The dinner date—July 16—has another significance in Dhawan’s life. He was born on this date way back in 1937 in the Chiniot area, which remained in Pakistan after partition.

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