US Vice President visits grandfather’s home in Zambia


US Vice President Kamala Harris who is currently on a tour to Zambia, visited the home of her maternal grandfather PV Gopalan, an Indian civil servant, who was deputed to the government of Zambia as Director of Relief Measures and Refugees by the Indian government in 1966. He also served as an advisor to Zambia’s first president Kenneth Kaunda. He returned to India in 1969 and took charge of the Office of the Joint Secretary to the government of India in the Ministry of Rehabilitation.

Kamala Harris became nostalgic and told reporters that her visit to Zambia held a special significance for her and that she visited the country as a young girl when her grandfather worked in Zambia.
The US embassy in Lusaka managed to trace the spot where the Gopalan family lived but the structure was no longer there. The property now belongs to Madison Group, a Zambian group of companies.



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