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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

day of gandhians

oct 2 is a special day.

and not only the in the well known way.

it is the birth anniversary of lal bahadur shastri - 2nd prime minister of independent india.
it is the memorial anniversary of kamaraj - the 3 time chief minister of tamilnadu and 'kingmaker'

both these stalwarts were born within a year of each other at the very ends of the country, but shared a destiny which gave india the answer to one of the most intriguing (and impertinent) challenges - "after nehru, who?"
it is a history worth digging into. lots of links given at the end of the wiki.

i think one of gandhiji's greatest leadership traits was succession planning. think of the next-in-line he groomed. thank god.

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