Dr Kotnis's family hands over his letters to Mah govt

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Mumbai, Jun 27 (UNI) Family members of legendary Dr Dwarakanath Kotnis, who had served in the Sino-Japan war front in 1938, today handed over his 60 letters to the Maharashtra government for safe keeping.

Dr Kotnis's sisters, Ms Manorama Kotnis and Dr Vatsala Kotnis along with his niece Dr Sumangala Borkar, handed over the letters, written in the period of 1938 to 1942 to Cultural Affairs Minister Ashok Chavan.

Mr Chavan, while accepting the letters, assured the Kotnis family that the state would document all the letters and also exhibit them across the country.

Dr Kotnis, who was a resident of Solahpur, served as part of a medical mission in the Sino-Japan war front in 1938 and died in China in 1942. Incidentally, 2009 is the birth centenary of Dr Kotnis.

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