Ramchandra Sathe had received a gold watch from the British for his investigative efforts in the Nasik Trials.
For a minute I could not grasp all the implications:
· Nasik Trials were the trials in which Savarkar was put away for 50 years!!
· My great-grandfather was a Public Prosecutor in Nasik and had played a role in Savarkar’s fate.
· For which he had received a gold watch from the British. The gold watch is still in my family with my cousin.
I couldn’t think beyond “ulp!” and “oops . . . !” and “Oh dear . . . !” but what to do? It is what it is.
Here I am trying to bring justice to Savarkar, and there was my great-grandfather who was party to one of the injustices inflicted upon him.
C’est la vie!