Missing Man – Rs 50,000 Reward


Date: 12-28-01

From: http://www.family-web.org/whats.new.htm

Missing Man – Rs50,000 Reward

Mr Natwarlal A Dudakia – also known to his friends as Natoobhai, has been missing since 25th November 2000.

He came to India to be with his spiritual guru. Not for a moment did his family imagine that they would be searching for him two months later.

British national Natwarlal A. Dudakia (62), a staunch devotee of Sri Sathya Sai Baba since the past three decades, came to India last November to participate in the Baba's 75th birthday celebrations held at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh.

The last known place of his sighting is Prashanthi Nilayam (Sai Baba Ashram in Puttaparthi - AP) where he stayed in Flat S6-B7.

Natoobhai was married to Ramaben who died tragically some 5 year ago. He is now remarried to Veenaben, and also has two grown-up children.

He is 5ft 3in tall and 57kgs, a British Subject but Gujarati by birth.

But since November 25, there has been no trace of him. His son Alkesh Dudakia has now flown down from London in search of him.

The only clues he has are his father's travellers cheques, purchased from State Bank of India, Puttaparthi Branch. ''My father has purchased Rs 15,000 worth travellers cheques from the bank and he must have encashed it during his journey. If the bank authorities can establish where these cheques have been encashed, then it will make my search a bit easier. At least then I will have a starting point,'' says Alkesh.

Have you seen this man?

If so please contact Vijay Kumar in India:
Tel-(080) 523 0403 / Fax-(080) 523 1744 /
or his son Alkesh Dudakia in the UK at

Reward is payable on detailed information leading to his whereabouts.