A page from history (After partition of India in 1947) – Nehru was in his seat in the Lok Sabha when a note was handed over to him saying that Ayub Khan had taken over the administration in Pakistan. It was naked military dictatorship, was Nehru`s announcement in the House. Democrat that he was, it was hard for Nehru to reconcile himself to a person who had not come to power through a ballot box. Pakistan regarded his remark as hardly a good beginning for an understanding with New Delhi; and Ayub, who came to personify his country for the next decade, felt personally, hurt. Regards. Sunder Thadani.