The world of education mourns the loss of Dr Jagdish Gandhi, a visionary educator and the founder of City Montessori School (CMS), who passed away on Monday. He was 87. Born in Barsauli, Uttar Pradesh, Gandhi dedicated his life to transformative education. His remarkable journey began in 1959 with the establishment of CMS in Lucknow with just 5 children and grew under his leadership to become the world’s largest school chain. He served as an independent member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly from the Sikandra Rao constituency from 1969 to 1974. He was also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from EducationToday in 2018. He also received multiple awards and honorary doctorates from multiple universities. Dr Gandhi along with his wife Bharati Gandhi received the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in the year 2002. Gandhi's vision emphasised moral values. His legacy, as a dedicated educationist, philanthropist, and advocate for social justice, continues to inspire generations.

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