February 3, 2017: A Sad Day, 69th Anniversary Of Mahatma Gandhi’s Funeral.
I was quite taken aback.
His funeral pyre hardly had time to cool before Ceylon was celebrating its Independence. How ironic. We got our Independence on his back. India’s and Ceylon’s independence, 6 months apart, was essentially a joint deal, though it is never portrayed as such.
So, now, ahead of Independence Day I make a point of observing the anniversary of the GREAT MAN’s funeral.