10 Facts about Mahatma Gandhi

Sep 22, 2014 17:52 IST

10 Facts about Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi, the father of Indian independence movement has been a subject of deep study in India and outside. Find here 10 interesting facts about Gandhiji, the leader of masses.

1. Gandhiji’s mother tongue was Gujarati.
2. He did his schooling from Alfred High School, Rajkot.
3. His birthday (2nd October) is commemorated world-wide as International Day of Nonviolence.
4. He was the youngest child of his parents. He had 2 brothers and 1 sister.
5. Gandhi’s father was Hindu by religion and Modh Baniya by caste.
6. Mahadev Desai was Gandhi’s personal secretary.
7. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated in the garden of the former Birla House.
8. Gandhiji and famous author Leo Tolstoy interacted with each other through letters.
9. Gandhiji set up a small colony, Tolstoy Farm at an 1100 acre site, 21 miles from Johannesburg, South Africa for his colleagues in the Satyagraha struggle.
10. Gandhiji was born on Friday, India got its freedom on Friday and Gandhi ji was assassinated on Friday.

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