Happy Birthday To Father Of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi – India’s ‘Bapu’

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Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi  was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India

The honorific Mahatma applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa,is now used worldwide. He is also called Bapu  “papa” in India. In common parlance in India he is often called Gandhiji. He is unofficially called the Father of the Nation.

Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist, assassinated Gandhi on 30 January 1948 by firing three bullets into his chest at point-blank range.

His birthday, 2 October, is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and world-wide as the International Day of Nonviolence.

He was Born in the year 1869 at Potbandar, India.

He died in the year 1948 on 30th January when he was at the age of 78.

His Birth Sign is Libra

Passive resistance leader who successfully led India in a nonviolent revolution (or Satyagraha) against the British Empire. He was a strong advocate against the caste system in India and worked hard to end segregation (or untouchability) in his country.

He studied law at the University College, London, where he abstained from meat and alcoholic beverages.

He encouraged forgiveness, saying, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”
He had five children named Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas, Devdas and another whom died before he could be named, and was criticized for sleeping next to his naked grandniece.

His movement for non-violence and civil rights inspired other leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.