Sir Ganga Ram’s descendant Kesha Ram celebrates US senate seat in salwar kameez to show the way

by Unnati Sharma, The Print, January 27th, 2021.

When Kesha Ram was sworn in as a US senator earlier this month, she became the first woman of colour to have been elected to serve in the Vermont state Senate.

Kesha is the is the great great-granddaughter of Rai Bahadur Sir Ganga Ram, noted philanthropist after whom Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram hospital is named.

The US Consulate General Lahore Tuesday posted a tweet about Kesha Ram, who wore a salwar kameez (a traditional South Asian dress) for her swearing-in ceremony on 6 January as Vermont Senator.

In response to the viral tweet, Kesha thanked people for helping her understand Sir Ganga Ram’s legacy. “I was told that people in Lahore say a prayer for my great-great grandfather daily. I didn’t understand his impact, particularly in health care and women’s education, until that day. Thank you all for helping me understand his legacy so I can continue it,” she posted.

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