How to Stop Anna Hazare Permanently - Hindustan Times: It's surprising how Governments are scared of Old Men who fast. 65 years ago one man Fasted and spooked the British. His name was MK Gandhi. Today there is another Old Man who is Fasting and his fast has spooked the government in the same way. Of course he isn't a Gandhi but Anna Hazare's ability to cause a headache to the government whenever he decides to stop eating is pretty cool!