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Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869–1948)


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was born on October 2, 1869, into a Hindu Modh family in Porbanadar, Gujarat, India. His father, named Karamchand Gandhi, was the Chief Minister (diwan) of the city of Porbanadar. His mother, named Putlibai, was the fourth wife; the previous three wives died in childbirth. Gandhi was born into the ... See full bio »

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(age 78) in Delhi, India

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Mera Gaon Mera Desh Miscellaneous Crew
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Satyakam Miscellaneous Crew
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 1971 Mera Gaon Mera Desh (philosophy: "If I Have To Choose Between Cowardice and Violence, I Will Choose Violence." - as Mahatma Gandhi)
 1969 Satyakam (philosophy - as Mahatma Gandhi)
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5 Biographical Movies | 28 Print Biographies | 18 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Mahatma Gandhi | Gandhi

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[on being asked why he visited King George V in only a loincloth] He wore enough for the both of us. See more »

Trivia:

On 12th March, 1930 Gandhi along with his followers started a 386 km (241 mile) march from Ahmedabad to Dandi, on the banks of the Arabian Sea. He was protesting the taxes levied by the British Raj on salt and decided that he would make his own salt from the sea. He reached his destination after 24 days on 6th April, 1930. This event became known the world over as 'The Dandi March' or 'Salt ... See more »

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Gandhiji See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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