A leader gifted with amazing intellectual brilliance. He gave up his lucrative law
Practice for the sake of the country. He said and did what he thought was right, with no
fear of displeasing the people and the leaders. From the Presidentship of town
municipality to the Governor- Generalship of Free India, he bestowed luster on the
positions he held. He was at once a child of Indian culture and a Citizen
of the World.
Author - Ananda D.Deshpande
The last days of the year 1931, in the Central Jail at Vellore. A number of freedom
fighters were imprisoned there. Some of them were sitting under a tree in the open yard.
As they were chatting, a lean man, wearing dark glasses, and trying to tighten the dhoti
he was wearing, walked across the courtyard. The men who were squatting under the tree
stood up respectfully.
"Who is that?" one of them asked.
"You dont know? He is Rajaji, the man who is worthy of being our Governor
General" replied Professor N.G. Ranga, who happened to be there.
About seventeen years later, Rajaji did become India's Governor General.