Rajaji lived in an utterly simple way
throughout his life. He had inherited property. Within a couple of years
after enrolment as a lawyer, he was earning two to three thousand rupees
a month. But he lived a very simple life. He never left the path of virtue.
His life was dedicated to righteousness. He was like Bhishma in
righteousness, and in statecraft like
Rajaji always wore Khadi. He firmly
believed in the need to use Khadi and Swadeshi articles. Even when he was
in prison, he used to spin for a few hours every day. As for his clothes,
he wore a dhoti, a jubba (a loose, long shirt) and a shawl on his shoulders.
That was all. And he wore dark glasses. He had to wear them always because
of some eye ailment. Someone once asked him about it. Rajaji humorously
said, "When I meet anybody, I must look at him well and know about him.
But he should not see in my eyes what I think of him. So I wear these dark