Narayan Hemchandra

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Narayan Hemchandra (1855–1904) was a Gujarati writer, translator and poet who influenced Mohandas K. Gandhi. Gandhiji met him in England and described him as a queerly-looking and queerly dressed person, but one who was not ashamed of his looks, clothes or poor English. Gandhiji observed in The Story of My Experiments with Truth his great penchant to learn foreign languages and to read their literature. He had translated writings of Rabindranath tagore in Gujarati language as well as written a biography on Prophet Mohammed.[1]

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  1. ^ Gandhi, M.K., LETTER TO JAMNADAS GANDHI (Aug28,1911)