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17 facts about mahatma gandhi

17 facts about mahatma gandhi
Gandhi’s facts
Gandhi’s facts
  1.  Gandhi’s nickname at school was Moniya.
  2.  Mahatma Gandhi was only 13 years old when he married the 14 year old Kasturba Gandhi.
  3. During his student days in London, Gandhi saved money by walking to places instead of taking public transport. He says it kept him healthy and disease-free. 
  4. Time Magazine, the famous U.S. publication, named Mahatma Gandhi the Man of the Year in 1930.
  5.  Between 1893 and 1914 Mahatma Gandhi lived in South Africawhere he was practicing law.
  6. During his days in South Africa,Gandhi ji's income touched fifteen thousand dollars a year.Still a dream for most Indians.
  7.  Gandhi was a vegetarian and undertook long fasts for self purification and social protests.
  8. Gandhi’s hand writing was very bad, was always worried about it.
  9.  While at university in England, Gandhi was elected to the vegetarian society executive committee of which he founded a local chapter.
  10. Gandhi was never travelled in air plain.
  11.  While studying in England, Gandhi tried learning dancing and playing the violin to try and live more like an Englishman, but later gave it up for a simple living.
  12. Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 5 times between 1937 and 1948 but never won it.
  13. Gandhi undertook a vow of celibacy in 1906.
  14. In 1921 Gandhi discarded his clothes and shaved his head and wore only a loin cloth.
  15. Gandhi had four sons; Harilal, Manilala, Ramdas and Devdas.
  16. As Christ was crucified on friday,Gandhi ji was born on friday,India got its freedom on friday and Gandhi ji was assassinated on friday.
  17. Gandhi supported Britain during the First World War and, as late as 1918, joined a government campaign for Indians to volunteer for the British Army.
 

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