Here we have it ...and the naysayers curse Zaid Hamid for it. Here the Mahatma Gandhi has re-iterated the same thing ...
“I can not give you the reference of Ram Chandar or Krishna, because they were not historical figures. I can not help it but to present to you the names of (Hazrat) Abu Bakar (RA) and (Hazrat) Umar Farooq (RA). They were leaders of a vast Empire, yet they lived a life of austerity.”Mahatma Gandhi