Mahatma’s Peace Mission – 1939.
Gandhi arrived in Rajkot on February 28, 1939, although his doctors had said his health was very unsatisfactory and advised absolute rest for mind and body. He addressed a letter to the Thakore Saheb on March 2 urging him to fulfil his pledges to his subjects, failing which Gandhi would fast to death. In his weak condition, Gandhi's condition deteriorated rapidly. Linlithgow offered the services of Sir Maurice Gwyer, Chief Justice of India, to arbitrate in the dispute and Gandhi called off his fast on March 7.
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