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Satyavati Lallubhai

Gen 4 - 1872-1907 (35 years)

Satyavati was the second wife of Lallubhai. And the couple was a very modern one in those times. She herself belonged to an illustrious family from Ahmedabad.

  • Father, Bhimrao, was an accomplished writer of Gujarati literature, but died young

  • Grandfather Bholanath Sarabhai Divetia was a well-known social reformer and one of the founders of Prarthana Samaj in Gujarat

  • Maternal uncle, Anandshankar Dhruv, was the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Benares Hindu University and a noted Sanskrit scholar

  • Her side of the family has made several literary contributions to Gujarat and built up a liberal protestant tradition in the State

  • A very good singer, learnt to play the Harmonium, and was brought up in a liberal atmosphere

  • Became a real companion and friend of her husband, Lallubhai, in the era when an inferior status was accorded to women folk

  • The couple gave birth to seven daughters and three sons, of which only two daughters and the sons survived

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