The final mass movement known as Quit India Movement was launched by Gandhi in 1942. The failure of the cripps Mission and the arrival of the Japanese army on Indian borders prepared the ground for the Quit Indian Movement. On 8 August 1942 the congress passed the famous Quit India resolution demanding the British to leave India. Gandhi asked the people to imprint in their hearts the mantra ‘Do or Die’. He said, “we will either make our country free or die in the attempt we will not live to see the perpetuation of our slavery”. Unfortunately Gandhi could not lead the last and final movement as he was arrested on 9th August 1942. But his mantra of ‘Do or Die’ acted like a magic and there was large scale participation of the people in the movement. The movement finally sounded the death knell of the British empire in India.