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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, as Mahatma Gandhi. In 1914, the nation bestowed the honorific title Mahatma, or “Great Soul.”

In India, Gandhi is commonly referred to as Bapu, a term of endearment that means “father.”

Subhash Chandra Bose bestowed the title “Father of the Nation” on Mahatma Gandhi.

1. GANDHI AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Gandhi acquired an Irish accent since his first English teacher was an Irishman.

Gandhi studied law in London and was well-known among the professors for having terrible penmanship.

2. THE GANDHIAN IMPACT

Mahatma Gandhi assisted in setting up football clubs in Durban, Pretoria, and Johannesburg.

Although Mahatma Gandhi never visited America, he had a large following there. Henry Ford, a well-known industrialist and the creator of the Ford Motor Company, was one of these unusual enthusiasts.

Millions of people were inspired by the nation’s founder’s values of nonviolence and civil disobedience. They include Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Aung Sand Suu Kyi, and Martin Luther King Jr. (South Africa).

Steve Jobs, the CEO of the Apple Company, wore circular glasses that resembled Mahatma Gandhi. In doing so, he honored Mahatma Gandhi.

3. THE GANDHIAN DIET- A LESSON FOR MODERN LIFESTYLE

Gandhi experimented with food for many years, recording the findings and adjusting his diet accordingly. He wrote a book named The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism.

Gandhi consumed fruit, nuts, and seeds for five years before returning to a strict vegetarian diet due to health issues. He insisted that every practitioner should find their most effective diet.

Gandhi initially vowed to abstain from all dairy products, including ghee, but as his health deteriorated, he gave in and began consuming goat’s milk.

Government nutritionists were consulted to explain Gandhi’s ability to fast for 21 days.

Gandhi was prohibited from having official images taken while he was fasting by the British administration out of concern that it would embolden the independence movement.

4. GANDHI FOR OTHERS

Gandhiji, the founder of our nation, used to dress nicely and extensively before 1921. He observed some individuals wearing single-length dhotis as their whole clothing during his Tamil Nadu tour in Madurai. He eschewed wearing expensive or European clothing after witnessing the plight of Indians, instead opting for a single-length dhoti. His identity was established by his understated garb and hand charka.

Gandhi campaigned for several causes in addition to independence. His causes included equal treatment for everyone, the eradication of the caste system, and civic rights for women. His mother and father practised many religions.

Gandhi fought for the untouchables, the lowest caste in India, and went on multiple fasts in their defence.

Winston Churchill was one of Mahatma Gandhi’s most vocal political detractors.

Gandhi disapproved of India’s participation in World War II.

The following is his original letter to Adolf Hitler pleading with him to withdraw the World War II.

5. THE TRAGIC DAY

On January 30, 1948, a fellow Hindu killed Gandhi by shooting him three times at the point-blank range. At Gandhi’s funeral, more than two million people showed there. His tomb in New Delhi has an inscribed that reads, “Oh God,” allegedly his final words.

6. TRIBUTE TO GANDHI

It is an amazing tribute to Bapuji that there are 53 major roads in India named after Mahatma Gandhi and 48 major roads abroad.

Since 1996, all Indian rupee denominations have featured a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.

In Los Angeles, California, an urn that originally held Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes is now located at a shrine.

He was the embodiment of peace, but sadly, despite being nominated five times—in 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1947—he never received the Nobel Peace Prize. Even though Mahatma Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1948, he was killed before receiving it. The Nobel Committee decided not to present the Peace Prize that year in response to this.

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Sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi, at Parliament Square in London.

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