Who is Mahatma Gandhi ? When Mahatma Gandhi was born and died?

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Who is Mahatma Gandhi ?

# Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi became popular by name Mahatma Gandhi.

# He was born on 2 October 1869 and died on 30 January 1948.

# Gandhi was born to a Hindu Modh Baniya family in Porbandar (also known as Sudamapuri), a coastal town on the Kathiawar Peninsula and then part of the small princely state of Porbandar in the Kathiawar Agency of the Indian Empire.

# His father, Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi (1822–1885), served as the diwan (chief minister) of Porbandar state.

# He was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule.

# Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

# In India, he is also called Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for father, papa) and Gandhi ji.

# He is unofficially called the Father of the Nation.

# Born and raised in a Hindu merchant caste family in coastal Gujarat, India, and trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, Gandhi first employed nonviolent civil disobedience as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, in the resident Indian community’s struggle for civil rights.

Quick Facts

  • Born: October 2, 1869, Porbandar, India
  • Full name: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
  • Famous As: Mahatma Gandhi
  • Assassinated: January 30, 1948, New Delhi, India
  • Parents: Karamchand Gandhi, Putlibai Gandhi
  • Profession: Indian activist

Some Best Quotations By Mahatma Gandhi

# The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
# You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
# Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
# An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
# Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.
# First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
# You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
# The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
# Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
# A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.