Gandhi meets Jinnah

He started off from Bombay, on the western side of India and in a huge reception given to him in his native Gujarat, and it was Mohamed Ali Jinnah who delivered the welcome address. Gandhi’s reply was in Gujarati, his mother tongue, in which he pointed out the impropriety in Jinnah’s making his speech in English at a meeting of Gujaratis.

But the friendship both Gandhi and Jinnah struck between them lasted for the rest of their lives; Gandhi and Jinnah became the two great leaders of India at a very crucial period of the country. Gandhi fought for an undivided India, while Jinnah stood for an India divided between the Hindus and the Muslims, into Hindustan and Pakistan.