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Teacher has Gandhi’s ‘charkha’ in his coll
Published on 13 Mar. 2009 12:49 AM IST
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Close on the heels of the auction of Mahatma Gandhi’s memorabilia, a 68-year-old teacher here has claimed that he has a ‘charkha’ (spinning wheel) used by the father of the nation during his historic Dandi March. A retired teacher and antique collector, Antony Chittatturaka said he obtained the priceless articles from Gandhi’s disciple Raghavji. Antony said he has a pinch of blood-soaked sand taken from the spot in Delhi where Gandhi fell to Nathuram Godse’s bullets and letters and post cards penned by the Mahatma with signatures appended to them. He also has a gramaphone record of Gandhi’s speeches delivered at his prayer meetings. Though there have been enquiries from various quarters about these articles, Antony said that he would not give them away under any circumstances. “They might bring me a big sum. But I don’t want to part with them so long as I am alive since their emotional value is much higher than material value,” he said.

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