Dhamtari, India – Edward Sahani, a delegate to the Mennonite World Conference General Council for the past six years, passed away 13 December 2014 at the age of 65. He represented the Mennonite Church in India Dhamtari. Sahani was a member of Sunderganj Mennonite Church.
A medical doctor, he worked in Dhamtari Christian Hospital Dhamtari and Jagdishpur. He also served Shantipur Leprosy Hospital (Leprosy Mission) Shantipur and Leprosy Hospital Champa. In addition to his medical work, he was active in education leadership. He chaired Mennonite Medical Board and Mennonite Board of Christian Education for almost ten years. He was also manager of Mennonite English Senior Secondary School Dhamtari, and Mennonite Higher Secondary School Dhamtari. He is survived by his wife Anjana and an adopted daughter. “Please keep his family in your prayers,” wrote Madhukant Masih, the executive secretary of Mennonite Church in India Dhamtari.