I shall always be thankful for the opportunity of knowing and being, I hope, a friend of Mr. Gāndhi. Since the tragedy of his assassination so much has been spoken and written of the qualities in him that seemed to the particular observer to be pre-eminent, that every country of the world has become to a great extent familiar with this most remarkable human figure. And as with all great men different aspects stand out for different people. That which gave him his exceptional position in India was something different from that which won for him the 395admiration of friends in Western Countries, which is another way of saying that the man himself was larger than any of the attempts made to paint his portrait.