ISBN 9788183281836,I was Nehru's Shadow

I was Nehru's Shadow


P.V. Rajgopal


Wisdom Tree



Wisdom Tree

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788183281836

ISBN-10 8183281834


Number of Pages 238 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

K. F. Rustamji, who was chief of Madhya Pradesh police and later became the Founder Director General of the Border Security Force, acted as the Chief Security Officer of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, from 1952 - 58.

Rustamji maintained a diary right from the first day in service since he felt he was living in stirring times and that the maintenance of a diary, wherein his news and views were recorded, would help him to be more observant.

P. V. Rajgopal has edited the material collected from 1,600 pages of Rustamjis diaries and transcripts for interviews with him and brought out a first-person narrative about one of Indias greatest sons of the last century. In 1961, Nehru himself said, I know Rustamji very well. And after a pause and an enigmatic smile, added, Rustamji also knows me very well. The book depicts, in a way, why Nehru paused and then smiled.