Rare Facts About Mahatma Gandhi You Should Know

Today, we remember Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Indian independence movement, and his profound influence on us, every single day.

His Early Life

Mahatma Gandhi's native language was Gujarati. He received his primary education at Alfred High School in Rajkot.

His Pen Pals

Gandhi Ji and the renowned author Leo Tolstoy communicated through letters. Famous writer Mahadev Desai was his personal secretary.

Him & Nobel Peace Prize

Gandhi Ji was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 5 times, in 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947 & shortly before his assassination in January 1948.

He Had A British Stamp

Great Britain, the country against which he fought for India's independence, released a postage stamp honoring him 21 years after his death.

The Gandhi Notes

The Reserve Bank of India issued the Gandhi series banknotes featuring a portrait of him in 1996, with denominations of 10 and 500 rupees.

His Acres In South Africa

He established a small community called Tolstoy Farm, 21 miles from Johannesburg, South Africa, for his fellow Satyagraha participants.

Origins Of Mahatma

Mahatma Gandhi wasn't born with the title "Mahatma." It was given to him by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore.

His Last Clothes

The Gandhi Memorial Museum in Madurai, India, houses the blood-stained garment he wore during his assassination by Nathuram Godse.

His Death

He was assassinated in the garden of the former Birla House. It is said that his funeral procession stretched for a remarkable 8km.

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