In 1999, Harper Collins publishers
declared a book wrote by this
person as one of the '100 Most
Important Spiritual Books of the
This is the last clue and it doesn’t
have a mistake in it.
When he was young, he was so shy
that he would run home from school
because he could not bear to talk to
He spoke English with an Irish
accent, thanks to an Irish man who
He worked as an editor, for
newspapers in three different
languages in two different countries.
He loved his mother tongue and his
longest work is in that language.
The first postage stamp with his
picture was printed in Switzerland
for another country.
He visited other countries but never
travelled by plane.
He is known by a name a poet used to
He is also known by a title given to
him by the supreme commander of an
He hated his own handwriting.
He liked body massages and long walks
He hated movies but made use
of the radio for propaganda.
He refused to celebrate the first Day
of Independence of his own country.
In 1931, from London, he addressed
the people of US over the radio. The
first words they heard were “Do I
have to speak through this thing?”
He was sent from one foreign
country to another to collect some
He was a success there and, in the
1920s, his yearly income was 15,000
dollars which is still a dream for
many Indians who live now in that