Know Kalyanam, the last Personal secretary to the Mahatma

Kalyanam, the last personal secretary to the Mahatma, remembers how he ended up working for the Mahatma.


In this video conversation, we get to know Kalyanam the individual, how he came to know the Mahatma, what drew him to the movement etc.

A young Government officer decides to chuck his Rs.200 a month job in 1942 and join Mahatma at this ashram. From then till the day Gandhi was assassinated, Kalyanam was his Personal Secretary. In this wide-ranging discussion, he discusses how India lurched from day to day. Within 2 months of India obtaining independence, MKG got many letters complaining of corruption!

How Nehru desperately wanted to be PM; he just had the support of CWC (Congress Working Committee) but of the 16 Pradesh Congress Committees, 12 supported Patel for Presidentship of Congress. Only 1 (Kripalani) supported Nehru.

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