Visvesvaraya was a frail bureaucrat who walked hunched, as if the burden of state-building literally pressed down on his shoulders. But his legacy today is an ambivalent one. India in 50 Lives 9 mars star star star star star add Professor Sunil Khilnani explores the life and legacy of the Mahatma Gandhi: Sniper of Sacred Cows Incarnations: And he helped the world see the potential of the Indian farmer a bit more clearly.
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