Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat. His father was the Prime Minister of Rajkot State. His mother was a very pious lady. Her influence did study law. He returned home as a barrister. The year 1893 was a turning point in Gandhiji’s life. He went to Natal in South Africa to defend a client in a case. He saw his countrymen there treated with contempt by the whites. As a protest against this, he started his unique movement – this, he started his unique movement –the SATYAGRAHA. The struggle was long and bitter. At last success came. The Government had to come to an understanding with him.
Gandhiji came back to India after 20 long years in South Africa. He took the lead in the Indian struggle for freedom. His Non-co-operation Movement in 1920, Civil Disobedience Movement in 1930 and Quit India Movement in 1942 compelled the British Government to quit India in 1947, and India got her independence. The death of such a great man was tragic. He was killed by a bullet fired by a fanatical Indian on the thirtieth January, 1948, while on his way to a prayer meeting.
Mahatma Gandhi is called ‘the Father of Indian nation’. He symbolized the soul of India. He was an apostle of peace, love and non-violence. He hated untouchability from the depth of his heart. He was a great champion of cottage industry. His noble name will be cherished with love and respect by the world at large.