Mahatma Gandhi has been the greatest man of modern times. He is respected by the whole world. When he was killed, the whole world wept. He was the Father of the Nation.
People called him Bapu (father) in love. His full name was Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi. Gandhiji was born at Porbandar in 2nd October, 1869...
His early education was in Gujarat. Later he went to England to study law and become a barrister and started practice in Bombay. But he was not successful as a lawyer.
He went to Africa. There he fought for the rights of Indians. On his return to India, he joined Congress.
Soon he became an important leader of the Congress. Then he started non- cooperation movement against the British rule in India.
He was a great devotee of animas or nonviolence. He was sent to jail many times. At last India won freedom on 15th August, 1947 under his prompt leadership.
Gandhiji was a saint-politician. His faith in God was firm and deep. He never told a lie. He advised people never to utter untruth. He was a great social reformer.
He was killed on 30th January 1948. He died in the cause of Hindu Muslim unity. His Samadhi at Rajghat is visited by hundreds of people daily.