Thursday, 10 May 2018

Gandhis illness and Tagore

Congress topbrass locks horns with british govt over release of all freedom fighters from jail. hectic parleys go on for a week. neither side blinks. 
The strain exhausts the 70yr-old Gandhi. his blood pressure shoots up. he is bedridden. he is lodged at Subhas Bose's home at elgin road, south calcutta.
Legendary doctors Nilratan Sirkar and Bidhan Roy lead the medical team that is treating him. the situation is not good at all. everyone is damn anxious.
A worried Tagore arrives to see the man he had named the 'Mahatma'.
But, Gandhiji's bedroom is on the 3rd floor, and the 78-yr old poet cannot climb the stairs.
so a chair is brought. tagore is made to sit and 4 men carry him upstairs.
and who all carry the chair?
Subhas Chandra Bose
Jawaharlal Nehru
Sarat Chandra Bose
Mahadev Desai.

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