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91. To Winston Churchill
DILKUSHA,
PANCHAGANI,
17th JULY 1944
DEAR PRIME MINISTER,
You are reported to have the desire to crush the 'naked fakir', as you are said to have described me. I have been long trying to be a fakir and that, naked—a more difficult task. I therefore regard the expression as a compliment though unintended. I approach you then as such and ask you to trust and use me for the sake of your people and mine and through them those of the world.
Your sincere friend,
M. K. GANDHI
MISS AGATHA HARRISON,
2 CRANBOURNE COURT,
ALBERT BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON, S.W. 11
Mahatma Gandhi-Correspondence with the Government - 1944-'47, pp. 11