The conversation with Patel was long and absorbing one.Gandhi stressed that any breach between the two senior party colleagues would be disastrous.Mahatma Gandhi's body lay on the pyre with his head to the north. At p.m., Ramdas, the third son of the Mahatma, set fire to the funeral pyre. The rest of the morning was spent answering letters.Someone mentioned the fact that despite his poor health he was working incessently. He was aware of the strengthening of the police guard around the Birla House, but notwithstanding Home Minister Patel's earnest request, Gandhi would not permit those who attended the prayer meetings: 'If I have to die I should like to die at the prayer meeting.He would seek out Nehru after the evening prayer and discuss the whole matter with him as well.
The day we lost our "Father of the Nation" is remembered as MARTYR's DAY, every 30th of January.You are wrong in believing that you can protect me from harm.God is my protector.' Gandhi had been busy since the early morning.But with freedom came partition: into India and Pakistan. 1947."Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we will redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially.At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.
On the morning of 27 October, Indian troops were airlifted into Srinagar.