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10 facts about Mahatma Gandhi

  1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of india
    during the Indian independence movement.

  2. Mahatma Gandhi went to England when he was 19 to study law.

  3. Gandhi is officially honoured in India as the Father of the
    Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi
    Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International
    Day of Non-Violence.

  4. Mahatma literally translates to ‘great soul’ in Sanskrit.

  5. Time Magazine, the famous U.S. publication, named Mahatma
    Gandhi the Man of the Year in 1930.

  6. In 1930 Mahatma Gandhi led hundreds of followers on a 240-mile
    march to the sea, where they made salt from seawater in protest
    against the British salt law, which made it illegal to possess
    salt not bought from the government.

  7. Mahatma Gandhi experimented with diets to see how cheaply he
    could live and remain healthy. He started living principally on
    fruit and goats’ milk and olive oil.

  8. Mahatma Gandhi spoke English with an Irish accent, for one of
    his first teachers was an Irishman.

  9. On 30 January 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was shot and killed on the
    grounds of the Birla Bhavan (Birla House) in New Delhi.

  10. Gandhi’s policy of Satyagraha, based largely on Hinduism, was
    influenced by many diverse sources, including Christ, Leo
    Tolstoy, and Henry David Thoreau.

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