Anjlee Gadhvi to be cremated today

By Brian Okoth On Sat, 11 Jan, 2020 12:42 | 2 mins read
The Late K24 news anchor Anjlee Gadhvi will be cremated at 2pm on Saturday, January 11 at the Kariokor Hindu Crematorium. [PHOTO | FILE]
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    The Late K24 news anchor Anjlee Gadhvi will be cremated at 2pm on Saturday, January 11 at the Kariokor Hindu Crematorium.

The Late K24 news anchor Anjlee Gadhvi will be cremated at 2pm on Saturday, January 11 at the Kariokor Hindu Crematorium.

A funeral service preceding the cremation to be held at the Shree Lohana Mahajan Mandal Temple, which is located opposite the Gymkhana on Desai Road, Nairobi.

Anjlee Gadhvi lost her battle with cancer on Friday, January 10, aged 37.

Gadhvi, who was battling cancer of the lungs, breathed her last at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi at 1:15pm.

The kind and lively journalist was first diagnosed with liver cancer in early April 2014, when she was expecting her second child.

Gadhvi underwent a liver transplant after the cancerous cells kept on recurring two years after she began chemotherapy.

“With several recurrences and specialised treatment, a transplant was the only option for me. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy that had lasted two-and-a-half years were draining me mentally, physically, and, more so, exhausting my family financially,” Gadhvi said in her video-recorded narration of her battle with cancer aired on K24 Television on October 1, 2016.

The liver transplant that lasted 18 hours was successful, but, sadly, the cancerous cells recurred in her lungs, leading to her demise on January 10, 2020 after years of treatment.

Mediamax Network Ltd. acting CEO, Ken Ngaruiya, eulogised Anjlee as a “vibrant and bubbly person”.

“Her vibrancy and bubbly aura made a significant difference to many. We shall miss Anjlee deeply and will remain forever in our hearts,” Ngaruiya said in a statement on Friday.

K24 Television head of Digital and TV, Peter Opondo, eulogised the late Anjlee as a committed person, who had nonpareil passion for the work she did.

“Oh my friend @AnjleeGadhvi, you fought that cancer beast with all your might. You did it for your kids, husband. Never lost hope. You always smiled through the pain and insisted on coming to work even at your weakest points. We believed you were winning…until now! RIP my friend,” tweeted Opondo.

Anjlee Gadhvi is survived by her husband, Mohammed, and two daughters aged 10 and 5.

May her soul rest in peace.

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