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RAJAJI
Not after Popularity or Happiness

Rajaji's interest in the affairs of the country and his concern for the future always remained the same. They did not diminish a whit till the very end of his long life. He was troubled deeply that people of the country were not happy, that moral standards were going down in public life and that persons in public life did not have 
even basic honesty.

This unequalled intellectual passed away on December 25, 1972. He was then 94.

Rajaji received in his life both great honor and violent criticism. He heard theharshest words of criticism from his owncolleagues. People who could not understand him pelted stones at him. He withstood all that. And he was the Governor General of India. He was also the recipient of the highest award, the Bharata Ratna. Rajaji, who explained the meaning of the Bhagavad- Gita in his books, had imbibed its essence in his own life. Praise did not elate him; malicious words did not upset him. So many people reproached him saying that he encouraged the creation of Pakistan. Rajaji also did want an undivided India. But he came to the conclusion that India could not get freedom unless Pakistan was conceded to the Muslims. If some people want Pakistan, why keep them with us by force? Let us give them what they want let them experience the happiness or the misery or their new state. This is political wisdom. So ran his thoughts. Gandhiji himself once said, "If I had made over the leadership to Rajaji, I would not have had to see the bloodshed that occurred for the division of the country. He can see six months ahead of me."

Rajaji did not get much happiness in his family life. When he was just thirty-five his wife died. He was very young and also had a very good income. Many relatives and friends told him that he should marry again. 
Rajaji, who had five children, said in his own humorous way, "If I marry again, I would have to look after the sixth child along with the five I have."

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The Fearless Hero
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