Last updated: 10 Apr, 2024

Shakuntala Patel

On February 20th, Shakuntala Patel passed away at her residence in Swayam. She was 78 years old.

Shakuntala came to Pondicherry and Auroville in the early 1970s and spent many years here. After ups and downs in life, she rejoined Auroville in the early 1990s and settled in Djaima and later Swayam.

She was a free spirited soul, living life on her own terms. Only those close to her became aware of her in-depth studies of the works of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother as she preferred an inward, secluded life, but she kept herself updated of world events and the happenings in Auroville. She and her family have contributed and supported Auroville and individuals within the community over the years though she preferred never to talk about it.

Shakuntala’s remains were cremated on February 23rd at the Auroville Burial and Cremation Ground.

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