Feroze Gandhi's grave is just a few kilometres from Anand Bhawan, the original seat of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Dozens of tourists come daily to get a glimpse of the carefully preserved bedrooms and belongings of Pandit Nehru and
But no one comes to place flowers at the neglected tombstone of the man who gave the Gandhis their surname. Some of Feroze's progeny have never visited the cemetery where Indira Gandhi's Parsi husband has his ashes interred. In fact long time residents of Allahabad are unaware of the grave site.
Feroze's tombstone is in one corner of Allahabad's Parsi cemetery, which has clearly seen better days. The garden has gone to seed, the weeds have got the better of the grass, the flower beds are empty and the soil cracked and parched. The cemetery's boundary wallis crumbling and pavement squatters are merrily drying cowdung cakes on the outer side. The gardener in charge says that the only member of Indira Gandhi's family whom he recalls ever visiting the grave is Maneka Gandhi who came once many years back.