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“At the Commissariat Godown, an Indian “Coolie” armed with a large umbrella constituted himself the special watcher for Umbulwana “Tom” and his shrill cry of “Lang Taam” became very familiar to the fatigue parties at Fly Kraal. When ordered to desist on the score of danger, he pleaded so earnestly for leave to continue that the commander of the forces agreed.

In his autobiography Gandhi records that the story of Mr Parbhu Singh at last reached the ears of Lord Curzon, then Viceroy of India. He sent a Kashmir robe to Mr Singh and wrote to the Natal Government, asking them to present the robe ‘with all possible publicity’.”