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.
- 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