Meenaben, the matriarch of Madhvani family, has died.
“We regret to inform you that sad demise of Mrs Meenaben Jayantbhai Madhvani today morning at Kakira. She always loves Jinja community and Sdm temple. Its very big loss for the community and Madhvani family. May her soul be rest in eternal peace,” Dhiren Mehta of Sanatan Dharam Mandir (SDM) Hindu temple in Jinja, announced on Wednesday.
The widow of the founding father’s first born Jayant Madhvani died as she was being rushed to hospital. She was 92.
Meenaben was a Chauhan from Tanzania who married into the Madhvani family in 1950.
She is survived by Nitin, the immediate past ambassador to the Denmark Nimisha, and Amit, and grandchildren.
Her husband Jayant died of heart attack in India in 1971, just months before President Idi Amin launched an economic war that saw to the Asian Expulsion of 1972.
Meenaben famously defied Amin during the expulsion, vowing to not leave the magnificent bungalow and her husband’s legacy regardless of the consequences.