Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Some men changed their times, one man changed world for all times…..

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi born on 2 October 1869 - 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violence civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world... He is also called Bapu in India.

Gandhi famously led Indians in challenging the British-imposed salt tax with the 400 km Dandi Salt March in 1930, and later in calling for the British to Quit India in 1942. He was imprisoned for many years, upon many occasions, in both South Africa and India. Gandhi attempted to practice nonviolence and truth in all situations, and advocated that others do the same.

He lived modestly in a self-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn hand spun on a charkha. He ate simple vegetarian food, and also undertook long fasts as the means to both self-purification and social protest.

Gandhi's vision of a free India was based on religious pluralism. Gandhi is commonly, though not officially, considered the Father of the Nation in India.

© 2014 All Rights Reserved.
Abu Asim Azmi