Facts About Mahatma Gandhi
- Mahatma Gandhi has been nominated 5 times to the Nobel Peace Prize.
- M. K. Gandhi was in charge of the Civil Rights movement in four continents and 12 countries.
- Mahatma Gandhi’s funeral procession was eight kilometres long.
- Great Britain, the nation he fought for independence from, issued a stamp that honoured him 21 years after his death.
- During his lifetime, Mahatma Gandhi walked/travelled about 18 kilometres a day which is enough to walk around the world twice.
- Mahatma Gandhi was among the others who corresponded with Tolstoy, Einstein and Hitler.
- During Nehru’s attempt at fate speech Gandhiji was not present to celebrate independence.
- Many of Gandhiji’s belongings are still stored in Gandhi Museum, Madurai, including his clothes he wore when he was shot.
- A day before he died, he was talking about dissolving Congress.
- Steve Jobs was a follower of Mahatma Gandhi-not only are his round glasses identical but also a tribute to him.
- Gandhiji was carrying a set of false teeth that he kept in a fold of his missing fabric.
- Mahatma Gandhi spoke English with an Irish accent, having been an Irishman for one of his first professors.
- In India, there are 53 main roads (excluding the smaller ones) and 48 outside of India named after him.
Some More Interesting Facts about Mahatma Gandhi
1. Gujarati was Mother tongue of Mahatma Gandhi.
2. Alfred High School, Rajkot, did his schooling.
3. His birthday (October 2nd) is commemorated as International Day of Nonviolence worldwide.
4. He was his parents youngest child. He had two brothers and one sister.
5. By religion Gandhi’s father was Hindu, and by caste Modh Baniya.
6. Mahadev Desai has been personal secretary to Gandhi.
7. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was murdered in the former Birla House courtyard.
8. Gandhi Ji and famous author Leo Tolstoy interacted through letters.
9. For his colleagues in the Satyagraha movement, Gandhi Ji set up a small colony, Tolstoy Farm at an 1100 acre site, 21 miles from Johannesburg, South Africa
10. Gandhi ji was born Friday, India was liberated Friday and Gandhi ji was assassinated Friday.
11. Not only did he fight for freedom, but he also sought equal justice for the untouchables, the lower caste, and he also quickly supported them several times. He also termed untouchables as Harijans meaning “God’s children.”
12. In 1982, Gandhi is an epic historic drama film based on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who won the Academic Award for Best Film.
13. He became the Time Magazine of the Year in 1930. He was a brilliant writer and Mahatma Gandhi’s Collected Works have 50,000 pages in it.
14. Do you know Mahatma Gandhi has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 5 times.
15. Great Britain, the nation he fought against for India’s Independence, issued a stamp honouring him 21 years after his death.
16. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi with the title Mahatma was not born. The Nobel Prize winning Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore gave him the nickname.
17. When Jawaharlal Nehru gave an attempt at fate speech to celebrate independence, at that time Gandhi ji was not present.
18. Funeral procession for Mahatma Gandhi was eight kilometers long.
19. Reserve Bank of India issued banknotes of The Gandhi series by showing Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait since its launch in 1996. The series issued in 1996 is 10 and 500 banknotes in rupee type.
20. Gandhi Memorial Museum was established in 1959. It is located in Madurai city in Tamil Nadu, India. It is also known as Museum of Gandhi. This consists of a blood soaked robe which was worn by Mahatma Gandhi when the Nathuram Godse assassinated him.
These Are Some Interesting Facts About Mahatma Gandhi
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