Interesting Facts About Mahatma Gandhi
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Some Interesting Facts About Mahatma Gandhi :
- Mahatma Gandhi’s mother tongue was Gujarati.
- He did his schooling at Alfred High School, Rajkot.
- His birthday (2nd October) is commemorated worldwide as International Day of Nonviolence.
- He was the youngest child of his parents. He had 2 brothers and 1 sister.
- Mahadev Desai was Gandhi’s personal secretary.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated in the garden of the former Birla House.
- Gandhi ji and famous author Leo Tolstoy interacted with each other through letters.
- Gandhi ji set up a small colony, Tolstoy Farm at an 1100 acre site, 21 miles from Johannesburg, South Africa for his colleagues in the Satyagraha struggle.
- In 1930, he led the Dandi Salt March, and in 1942, he launched the Quit India Movement during the freedom struggle.
- He not only fought for Independence but also demanded fair treatment for the untouchables, lower caste, and also done several fasts in support of them.
- Gandhi in 1982 is an epic historical drama film based on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi won the Academic Award for the best motion picture.
- In 1930, he was the Time Magazine Man of the Year. He was a great writer and the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi have 50,000 pages.
- Do you know how many times Mahatma Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize? Gandhi ji was nominated in 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947, and, finally, a few days before he was murdered in January 1948.
- The country against whom he fought for India’s Independence, Great Britain, released a stamp honouring him, 21 years after his death.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was not born with the title Mahatma. He was given the title to him by the Nobel Prize-winning Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, according to some authors.
- It is said that Mahatma Gandhi’s funeral procession was 8 kilometers long.
- Reserve Bank of India issued The Gandhi series banknotes by displaying a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi since its introduction in 1996. The series issued in 1996 is of 10 and 500 rupee banknotes.
- In 1959, Gandhi Memorial Museum was established. It is located in the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, India. It is also known as the Gandhi Museum.