Jagdish Chandra Jain
He was a scholar, indologist, educationist, writer, and freedom fighter during the freedom struggle of India.
He authored over 80 books on a variety of subjects, including Jain philosophy, Prakrit literature, and Hindi textbooks for children.
He was the chief prosecution witness in Gandhi’s murder trial .
He repeatedly tried to warn the government of the conspiracy to assassinate Mahatma Gandhi, which became to known to him after Madan Lal Pahwa, a Punjabi refugee and one of the conspirators of the murder of Mahatma Gandhi, confided to him of their plan.
He recounted his personal experiences in two books: I Could Not Save Bapu and The Forgotten Mahatma.
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January 20, 2019