Mahatma Gandhi is my favourite leader. He is called the Father of the Nation. He raised his voice against the British rulers. India got freedom under his leadership.
He was born on October 2, 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat. His father was the Diwan of Rajkot. His mother’s name was Putlibai. He got his early education at Rajkot. After passing his matriculation, he went to England for higher studies.
He returned from England as a lawyer. He then went to South Africa. In South Africa he worked to improve the condition of Indians living there. He returned to India and took part in the Indian Freedom Movement.
Truth and non-violence were his great weapons. He worked to remove poverty, economic inequality and untouchability. After Independence, he worked for Hindu- Muslim unity. On 30th January 1948, he was shot dead by Nathu Ram Godse.