12 APRIL 1940, Page 6

I cannot let the memory of C. F. Andrews die

without paying my tribute to that ardent and most attractive person- ality. However, Andrews, in his association with Mr. Gandhi, and his adoption of all the simplicities of the Mahatma's way of life, may have seemed sometimes to stray rather beyond the realms of the practicable, he was an invaluable interpreter of Congress India to this country, and —though of that I personally knew less—of liberal and sympathetic thought here to Indians. Ascetic and frail, with his gentle voice and manner, he devoted his life to the things he believed in, and was ready for any sacrifice that might entail. British officials in India will mourn him no less sincerely, if with less intensity, than his innumerable Indian friends.