I was told he of course was a great scholar, having started this famous newspaper
[The Comrade] and he wrote English very well. Shaukat Ali was of course just
a kind of reflection of him. Shaukat Ali himself he did not have much in him except
that he was really just a fine figure of a man. It was reflected
glory on Mohammed Ali which came to Shaukat Ali.
But unfortunately all these people were lost in the Khilafat Movement,
completely. It was more emotional than hard thinking. Quaid, for
instance, never paid any attention to this Khilafat Movement because
he had a much clearer sense that it was futile".