Interesting facts about Gandhi

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Some of the interesting facts about Gandhi ...........

Gandhi’s Birth:

  • Gandhi’s full name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
  • Gandhi is famously called as Bapu, Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhiji, and Father of India.
  • Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948 in Porbandar
  • He was born for Karamchand Gandhi (Father) and Putlibai Gandhi (Mother).
  • He was born a Hindu and practiced Hinduism all his life
Marriage life of Gandhi:
  • In May 1883, the 13-year old Mohandas was married to 14-year old Kasturbai Makhanji.
  • When Gandhi was 15, the couple's first child was born, but survived only a few days
  • Mohandas and Kasturbai had four more sons.

Gandhi fighting for Indian independence:

  • In 1893, Gandhi is thrown off a South African train for being an Indian and traveling in a first class compartment.
  • Gandhi was a prolific writer.
  • Young India is a journal published by Gandhi.
  • Gandhi employed non-cooperation, non-violence and peaceful resistance.
  • The Salt Satyagraha, which began with the Dandi March on March 12, 1930, was an important part of the Indian independence movement by Gandhi
  • Gandhi is a lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian
  • Gandhi revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest.
  • Gandhi is well know for his simplicity
  • He only wear kathar dress which is made by himself.
  • Gandhi become barrister in University College London, University of London

Gandhi Assassination:
  • On 30 January 1948, Gandhi was shot while he was walking to a platform from which he was to address a prayer meeting.
  • Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse, he was a Hindu nationalist

Gandhi’s awards and Global recognition:

Biography of Mahatma Gandhi :


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