He lived by the principles he advocated.
He led the country in a relentless fight – by redefining the word ‘fight’.
He brought the British to their knees.
He gave his life to do it.
He was the only answer to India’s greatest problem. Then, and since.
No one before or after has been able to bring the nation together by sheer force of will.
He gave new meaning to Sacrifice.
When his followers were required to prove they were worthy of him, they failed him. “Everyone cannot be a Mahatma,” they claimed. They split the country and tore his heart.
Perhaps only time that he lost the battle with his own.