Child of India's Culture and a World Citizen
Rajaji was a child of Indian culture.
At the same time he saw all mankind as one family. It seemed to him that
selfishness and foolish notions of prestige blinded the powerful nations
of the world. They were madly making most modernized weapons of mass destruction.
They would plunge themselves and the whole of humanity in misery. Even
in extreme old age, Rajaji tried to prevent this.
Rajaji was grieved that freedom did
not bring happiness and joy to the people of India; he was unhappy that
the greed for money and power was ruining national life. He was the center
of a hundred controversies. Different people may find this or that view
of Rajaji unacceptable. But there can be no difference of opinion that
Rajaji was the most brilliant leader of India in the twentieth century,
and one who spoke fearlessly for the weal of India and the World.