I was Nehru's Shadow: From the Dairies of K.F. Rustamji

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Wisdom Tree, Jan 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 237 pages
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K.F. Rustamji, who was chief of the Madhya Pradesh police and later founder Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF), worked as the chief security officer of Prime Minister Nehru from 1952 to 1958. Rustamji maintained a diary right from the time he joined the service in 1938 and continued in it for more than three decades. He felt he was living in stirring times and the maintenance of a diary, wherein he recorded the news and his views in great detail, would help him to be more observant. P.V. Rajgopal has edited the material collected from 1,600 pages of Rustamjis diaries pertaining to the period he was with Pandit Nehru and brought out a first-person narrative about one of Indias greatest sons of the last century. The day-to-day record, maintained by a man whose duty demanded he be close to Nehru, depicts the portrait of the subject captured though a close-up lens, as it were. Nehru himself said, in 1960, 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.

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Review: I Was Nehru's Shadow: From the Diaries of KF Rustamji, IP, Padma Vibhushan

User Review  - Amaruvi Devanathan - Goodreads

It is quite easy to heap garbage on people. That too, if the people happen to be past leaders, it I becomes all the more lucrative. And if the person happens to be Jawaharlal Nehru, then he can be ... Read full review

Review: I Was Nehru's Shadow: From the Diaries of KF Rustamji, IP, Padma Vibhushan

User Review  - Kritika Swarup - Goodreads

Rustamji takes us through the journey of Nehru as our Prime Minister. This is my first historical account reading, picked out of the desire to read it rather than the self imposed compulsion of ... Read full review


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