A Quick Biography of Mahatma Gandhiji
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In this article, we will discuss some top 10 interesting facts About Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. As we know Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who was born on 2nd October 1869, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India.
We celebrate Gandhi Jayanti on October 2nd every year for remembrance of the Gandhiji birthday. Not only in India, rather in most countries celebrate Gandhi Jayanti to give respect to Gandhiji.
Though there were thousands of people who fought against the British. Gandhiji is one of the foremost names that come to mind. There are some controversies behind Gandhiji and his non-violent ways of protest. But no one can take away from the fact that he was the face of India’s fight against the British. And he is one of the greatest men that ever lived in the world. We are going to take a look at 10 Interesting Facts About Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and unknown facts about the father of our nation.
1. Gandhiji was an extremely shy kid.
He is the fourth and the last son of the Putli Bhai Karamchand Gandhi, the fourth wife of Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi.
Mohandas was her youngest son, who affectionately called Monia by Putli Bhai Karamchand Gandhi and his schoolmates.
Mohandas was a very shy kid in school who used to often run away because he had difficulty talking with schoolmates.
2. Gandhi was not a brilliant student.
Gandhi was a mediocre student but had high ethics and a good command on English communication. As one of his report cards suggests, he was good at English, fair in arithmetics, but weak in geography. His conduct was very good. but he is bad in handwriting.
His bad handwriting is something he despised as long as he lived.
3. Gandhi was in the British Indian Army
Gandhi was actually in the British Indian Army for a brief period. During his initial days in South Africa, Gandhiji served voluntarily in the British army for the medically ill as the stretcher bearer in the boa war.
The horrors of the war further solidified Gandhi’s fierce belief in the idea of non-violence.
4. Failed lawyer in London to a successful barrister in South Africa
Gandhiji succeeded from a failed lawyer in London to a successful barrister in South Africa. he was educated at London University and became an attorney.
But the first time while making a speech in court, he was nervous and his knees trembled.
He was also so frightened that he sat down with confusion and defeat. Later, Gandhiji went to South Africa to collect huge debts.
And there he tried to apply the philosophy of the sermon on the mount. It worked, and his clients found it useful to settle claims outside the court, as it saved them money and time.
5. Gandhi’s income in South Africa was around 12 Lakh Per Annum.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s income in south Africa touched 15000 dollars in those days.
That was quite a huge income for most Indians, which in today’s valuation, it is close to 11 lakh rupees per annum. If we calculate monthly then it comes to around 91,666 Rupees per month.
6. Gandhiji owned and started two football clubs in South Africa.
Gandhiji has owned and started two football clubs in Johannesburg and Pretoria (Tshwane) in South Africa those days. Both football clubs were named as ‘The Passive Resisiters‘.
There was a strong reason behind owning both clubs. In South Africa seeing the racial discrimination against Indians Gandhiji started two football clubs to propagate his ideology.
7. He walked an average of 18 kilometers a day for 40 years
Walking is the king of exercises that Gandhi believed. Walking was the king of exercise and Gandhi preferred transporting via walking even to great distances.
It is believed that to save money, Gandhi commuted mostly by walk, throughout the time that he was a lawyer in England and South Africa.
He walked around 79000 kilometers during his campaign from 1913 to 1938. It is enough to surround the earth twice.
8. False Teeth under his loincloth
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhiji had a set of false teeth. He used to carry his false teeth in a fold of his loincloth and He took it out only when it was time to eat.
9. Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times.
Mahatma Gandhiji was considered for the coveted Nobel Peace Prize in 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1947. But he never received the award.
Again he was nominated in 1948 for the Nobel Peace Prize, but that time in January he has been shotted and passed away.
Nobody was conferred with the Nobel Peace Award that year, as there was no suitable candidate.
The Nobel committee in 2006, expressed Condolence that they could never award Gandhi with the prize.
10. An 8-kilometer long funeral procession of Gandhi
As you know, Mahathma Gandhiji was shotted and died on 30th January 1948 by Naturam Godse. The funeral procession of Mahatma Gandhi was eight kilometers long. And most relics of Gandhiji including the clothes he wore when he was shot are still preserved in the Gandhi museum Madurai.
Q: When Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born?
A: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869
Q: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was called as Mahatma by whom?
A: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was called as mahatma by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore
Q: What is the interesting facts about Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi?
A: Know the 10 interesting facts about Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Q: What is mohandas karamchand gandhi mother name?
A: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Mother name is Putli Bhai Karamchand Gandhi
Q: Who is the father of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi?
A: Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi is the father of Mahatma Gandhiji
Q: Who is the wife of Mahatma Gandhiji?
Q: When Kasturba Gandhi died?
A: Kasturba Gandhi Died on 22 February 1944 at age of 74
Q: Who gave the name Bapu to Mahatma Gandhi?
A: The Name Bapu is given by Subhash Chandra Bose on 6 July 1944 during his speech on Singapore Radio.
Q: How many children does Gandhiji have?
A: Gandhiji has four children Manilal, Harilal, Ramdas, Devdas.
Q: Does Mahatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi belongs to the same family?
A: No. There is no relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi Family.
Q: Which of the other famous personality has born on the same date of Mahatma Gandhi born ?
A: Lal Bahadur Shastri.