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Gandhi's rare Tamil autograph handed over to TN government
May 23, 2008 20:39 IST
An 84-year-old freedom fighter on Friday handed over a rare document containing the signature of Mahatma Gandhi [Images] in Tamil, to the Tamil Nadu government.
Seethapathi Naidu handed over the piece of brittle paper containing Gandhi's signature in Hindi and Tamil, which he received as a "gift" from the Mahatma in 1938 when Naidu was 14 years old.
Naidu said this day would remain in his memory as he handed over the most "precious" wealth of his life-time to the state government.
Naidu handed over the paper to Tamil Nadu Tourism and Cultural Secretary V Iraianbu at the Government Museum at a function in Chennai on Friday.
Tamil Nadu archives research officer J Subramaniam said the paper containing Gandhi's signature in Tamil could be a rare one as he has not come across papers in which Gandhi wrote in Tamil.