Jawaharlal Nehru

I am happy to know that an All-India Committee has been formed under the distinguished chairmanship of Chief Justice Chagla, to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of Paul Robeson. This is an occasion which deserves celebration not only because Paul Robeson is one of the greatest artists of our generation, but also because he has represented and suffered for a cause which should be dear to all of us - the cause of human dignity.

The celebration of his birthday is, therefore, something more than a tribute to a great individual. It is also a tribute to that cause for which he has stood and suffered.

I send all my good wishes to Paul Robeson on this occasion and I trust that he will have many long years before him to enrich the world with his great art.