Politicking with Disaster
“These political chaps just talk,” said Sharda Mukherjee, the elegant, silver-haired Governor of Andhra Pradesh. She sat on a chintz-covered sofa on the wide terrace of Hyderabad’s Raj Bhavan, overlooking a welltendered lawn. Fountains played softly in the distance, gazebos gleamed in the dusk. From the hall came the sound of padding footsteps of liveried bearers on Persian carpets. In her expressive manner, the Governor talked of cyclone victims, devastated villages, feeding camps, medical aid and the relief and rehabilitation committee she has initiated.
DECEMBER 16, 1977