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12 Things Which Every Indian Should Know About Mahatma Gandhi

Team Storytap 2017-06-28



Mahatma Gandhi is the Father of the nation. He led our country to freedom. He did a lot for the country. Here are 12 things which every Indian should know about Mahatma Gandhi.

1. He Was Absent During Nehru’s Tryst Of Destiny Speech

This was for celebrating independence. Gandhiji was at Kolkata during that time fasting, to achieve religious harmony.

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2. His English Had An Irish Accent

This is because an Irishman was one of his first teachers.

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3. He Earned Usd 15000 A Year During His Time In South Africa

This is equal to Rs. 9.25 lakhs per annum.

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4. He Received Nominations For The Noble Peace Prize Five Times

People thought that he would receive it in 1948 but, he was assassinated early that year in January and Noble prizes are not awarded posthumously.

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5. A Set Of False Teeth Were Carried By Him In His Loin Cloth

They were only taken out during meal times.

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6. He Corresponded With Many People

This includes the likes of Hitler, Leo Tolstoy and Einstein.

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7. Steve Jobs Was His Fan

Jobs’ round glasses are a tribute to Gandhiji.

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8. He Learned How To Play The Violin And Dancing While Studying In England

But, he chose to give them up later and lead a simple lifestyle.

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9. Bapu Had Many Other Names Too

He was popularly called in his school as Moniya.

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10. His Birth Was On A Friday And Death Too

Coincidentally, India even received independence on a Friday!

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11. October 2nd, His Birthday Is Recognized By The United Nations

It’s also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.

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12. His Handwriting Was Very Bad

He was extremely bothered about it.

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Mahatma Gandhi’s life is an inspiration. He correctly said “Live as if you were to die tomorrow”.


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