MAHATMA GANDHI

A Brief Introduction               

Mahatma Gandhi's original name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was born on 2nd October 1869 in Porbandar, India, to Hindu parents, Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai. The Gandhis, who were originally grocers, belonged to the Modh Bania sub-caste structure of the Hindu society.

Gandhi's grandfather, Uttamchand had been appointed by the ruler of Porbandar as prime minister of the state (Diwan), thus establishing himself as quite a remarkable man with great capabilities. Gandhi's father, Karamchand, took after his father and was himself a great man too. Though he had little education, he was able to lead hundreds of men, and was later made the Diwan of Rajkot.

Thus, as Gandhi grew up, he held his father and grandfather in great reverence and awe and was greatly influenced. He worked hard towards following the path taken by his father and grandfather, making some important contributions for India and the Indian community. Gandhi was definitely a great man but unfortunately, he died in 1948 when Nathuram Godsey, a fanatic Hindu, murdered him.

 

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