This letter was published in The Hindu dated 07-03-2009
The incident highlights the need to initiate measures to collect and bring home the invaluable belongings of our leaders. By persuading well-known museums, auction houses and collectors and by seeking the cooperation of governments, India should ensure that national treasures are not commercially bought and sold. The personal belongings of patriots are an integral part of our nation’s legacy.
G. Gokul Kishore,