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Tributes to Gandhiji

  • Dr. Pattabhi Sitaramayya

    President, Indian National Congress

    Man of destiny Gandhi, the man of destiny, born to emancipate his country, first emancipated himself by the conquest of desire and fear. He is the saint who became hero in life and martyr in death. He is the modern Messiah of a world torn asunder by war and violence. If it is true, as has been said, that "there was but one Christian and he died on the Cross", it may with equal truth be stated that there was but one Christian and he has been shot. Few people have the glory of writing their own epitaphs. Gandhi, however, has unwittingly left his own, when on March 30, 1931, he stated at Karachi, "Gandhi dies but Gandhism lives for ever."