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MOUNTBATTEN Louis, Lord - Typed Letter Signed 1965 to Shri Swamy

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Louis. Lord MOUNTBATTEN of Burma (1900-1979)

Typed Letter Signed (“Mountbatten of Burma”) to “Dear Shri Swamy”, saying that he had seen Nehru “almost every day of my visit”.
1 page 8vo on light green paper headed “Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence”. New Delhi, 29 January 1964. 
Thank you for your letter of 24th January.
I have seen Panditji [Nehru] almost every day of my visit and you will be delighted to know that his health is making good progress.
He informed me of your surprise for me and I have received the magnificent pencil sketch of The Queen, for which I send you my best thanks.
Mountbatten maintained several friendships in India after independence and proved to be a sympathetic advisor and facilitator in Anglo-Indian relations. His friendship with Nehru was crucial in this, and it was with great sadness that he returned to India later in 1964 to attend Nehru’s funeral in May.
Shri Swamy was a well-known Indian artist from Mysore. He produced sketches and portraits of many prominent figures, including Gandhi, Nehru, Edwina Mountbatten, George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill.


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