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Mahatma Gandhi

Biography

Passive resistance leader who successfully led India inside a non-violent revolution (or Satyagraha) against the English Empire. He was a solid advocate against the caste program in India and worked well hard to get rid of segregation (or untouchability) in his nation. He studied regulation at the College or university University, London, where he abstained from meats and alcohol consumption. He urged forgiveness and was known for going through long fasts. He previously five children called Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas, Devdas and another whom passed away before he could possibly be called, and was criticized for sleeping following to his nude grandniece. His motion for nonviolence and civil privileges inspired other market leaders such as for example Dr. Martin Luther Ruler Jr.

Quick Facts


Full Name Mahatma Gandhi
Date Of Birth October 2, 1869
Died January 30, 1948, New Delhi, India
Place Of Birth Portbandar, India
Height 1.64 m
Profession Civil Rights Leader
Education Alfred High School, University College London, UCL Faculty of Laws, Samaldas Arts College
Nationality Indian
Spouse Kasturba Gandhi
Children Harilal Gandhi, Ramdas Gandhi, Devdas Gandhi, Manilal Gandhi
Parents Karamchand Gandhi, Putlibai Gandhi
Siblings Laxmidas Karamchand Gandhi, Karsandas Gandhi, Raliatbehn Gandhi
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Was awarded the Kaisar-i-Hind (Emperor of India) gold medal in 1915 for distinguished service to the British Raj. In 1920, he returned the medal to protest the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
2Lived in South Africa from 1891 to 1914 and started his activism there.
3His assassins died by hanging.
4There is a district in Houston, Texas, with a high Indian population named after him.
5Worked as a lawyer before turning to activism.
6Between 1934 and 1948, there had been four attempts on his life including one just ten days before his death.
7Time Magazine's Person of the Year (1930).
8Grandfather of Arun Gandhi and Rajmohan Gandhi. Great-grandfather of Tushar Gandhi.
9Was a vegetarian
10He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times between 1937 and 1948. After his death the Nobel Committee publicly declared its regret for never awarding him the Prize. When the The Dalai Lama was awarded the Peace Prize in 1989, the chairman of the committee said that this was "in part a tribute to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi".
11The title "Mahatma" (meaning "great-souled") was given to him in 1915 by his friend Rabindranath Tagore. He never accepted the title because he considered himself unworthy of it.
12Gandhi had spent a total of 2,338 days (over 6 years) in jail as a political prisoner during his lifetime.
13After his assassination Albert Einstein said: "Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth!".
14He used to write letters to Leo Tolstoy, with whom he was friends. He even named his ashram in his honor - Tolstoy Farm.
15There are several major roads in most of the larger metropolitan cities in India named in his honour, as M.G. Road (short for Mahatma Gandhi).
16The father of the 'father of the nation' was Karamchand Gandhi and his mother was Putalibai.
17On 12th March, 1930 Gandhi along with his followers started a 386 km (241 mile) march from Ahmedabad to Dandi, on the banks of the Arabian Sea. He was protesting the taxes levied by the British Raj on salt and decided that he would make his own salt from the sea. He reached his destination after 24 days on 6th April, 1930. This event became known the world over as 'The Dandi March' or 'Salt Satyagraha'.
18His famous last words were "He Ram!" (O God!).
19His birthday (October 2nd) is celebrated as a national holiday in India and is called 'Gandhi Jayanthi'.
20He was imprisoned by the British 4 times as a political prisoner.
21He had 2 elder brothers (Laxmidas & Karsandas) and one younger sister (Raliatbehn).
22He died at 5:20 pm after being shot in the chest by Nathuram Godse, at Birla House in New Delhi.
23Gandhi was a veteran of two British Empire wars - the Boer War (1899) and the Zulu Wars (c.1904), where he helped in organising the transport of wounded soldiers on stretchers.
24After his death India went into mourning for 13 days!
25Had 4 sons - Harilal (b. 1888), Manilal (b. 1892), Ramdas (b. 1897) and Devdas (b. 1900).
26The railway station at Pietermaritzburg, South Africa is named in his honor (Mahatma Gandhi Station) because it was here that in 1891 he was unceremoniously thrown out of a first class train compartment just for being a colored person. This was his first experience of racism and became a turning point in his life.
27He is referred to as 'the father of the Nation' in India.
28Pictured on 2 US postage stamps (4¢, 8¢) in the Champions of Liberty series, issued 26 December 1961.
29His own interpretation of the Seven Deadly Sins were: Wealth without Work, Pleasure without Conscience, Science without Humanity, Knowledge without Character, Politics without Principle, Commerce without Morality, and Worship without Sacrifice.


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mera Gaon Mera Desh1971philosophy: "If I Have To Choose Between Cowardice and Violence, I Will Choose Violence." - as Mahatma Gandhi
Satyakam1969philosophy - as Mahatma Gandhi

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Satyagraha1983TV Movie autobiography "Satyagraha" - as Mahatma Gandhi

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free Speech & the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist2014Documentary in memory of
Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara2005film dedicated to - as Mahatma Gandhi

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mahatma Gandhi Talks1931Documentary shortHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
Congress Session in Bombay1919DocumentaryHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
SPHINX: Genesis2015ShortHimself
Rick Stein's India2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
America's Book of Secrets2013TV SeriesHimself
Occupy Los Angeles2012DocumentaryHimself
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live2011TV SeriesHimself
I Am2010/IIIDocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Doctor Who2010TV SeriesHimself
Between Gandhi and Hitler2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
Infamous Assassinations2007TV SeriesHimself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
Bully & Rick2006TV SeriesHimself
The World's Most Photographed2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
8 Out of 10 Cats2005TV SeriesHimself
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Subhash Chandra Bose2005Himself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
Churchill's Bodyguard2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Indira Gandhi: The Death of Mother India2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Michael Jackson: Number Ones2003Video documentaryHimself (segment "Man in the Mirror)
The Corporation2003DocumentaryHimself - During Salt March (uncredited)
Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
History's Mysteries: Infamous Murders2001TV Series documentaryHimself
India: A Tribute - Guru to the World2001Video documentaryHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
Legends, Icons & Superstars of the 20th Century2000Video documentaryHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary as Mahatma Gandhi
Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - #17 (as Mahatma Gandhi)
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
Religions of the World1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
Tales of the Gun1998TV Series documentaryHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
100 Years of Olympic Glory1996TV Movie documentaryHimself - Funeral (uncredited)
Ancient Mysteries1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Assassinations That Changed the World1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Churchills1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Century of Warfare1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Assignment: India1993Video documentaryHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 2: Assassination in the 20th Century1993Video documentaryHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
Heroes & Tyrants of the 20th Century: Gandhi1990Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Mother Teresa1986DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Making of Gandhi: Mr. Attenborough and Mr. Gandhi1983TV MovieHimself
Shankar Dada1976Himself (uncredited)
Prem Kahani1975Himself (uncredited)
Life of Mahatma Gandhi1973DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Lord Mountbatten: A Man for the Century1968TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869-19481968DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Der politische Mord1965TV Series documentaryHimself
Shaheed1965Himself (uncredited)
Men of Our Time1963TV Series documentaryHimself
The Twentieth Century1958TV Series documentaryHimself
Crisis in Asia1957Short documentaryHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
Mahatma Gandhi- 20th Century Prophet1953DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Fifty Years Before Your Eyes1950DocumentaryHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)
When Asia Speaks1944DocumentaryHimself (as Mahatma Gandhi)

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#Quote
1When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always.
2The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
3Be the change you want to see in the world.
4The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
5I am not strange, I am just not normal.
6Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
7I always get the best bargains from behind prison bars.
8If we Indians could only spit in unison, we would form a puddle big enough to drown drown 3,000,000 Englishmen.
9[on being asked why he visited King George V in only a loincloth] He wore enough for the both of us.
10An eye for an eye will only end up making the whole world blind.
11Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
12Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
13It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
14Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
15Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
16To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.

#Trademark
1White Loincloth
2Pinze-nez glasses

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