Celebrated worldwide as International Day Of Non-Violence, October 2, 2022, marks the 153rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Also known as “Bapu” and “father of the nation ”, Mahatma Gandhi was a tireless freedom fighter who fought to release our nation out of the stringent British rule.
He was the propagator of the principles of non-violence and lived a life of simple living and high thinking.
10 lesser-known facts about Mahatma Gandhi
On the occasion of his 152nd birthday, we bring to you a list of 10 lesser-known facts about Bapu.
- The title Mahatma was given to him by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, according to some authors.
- Mahatma Gandhi was nominated five times for the Nobel Peace Prize: 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947, and, finally, in 1948.
- He set up a small colony, 21 miles from Johannesburg, South Africa, a Tolstoy Farm at an 1100 acre site, for his friends in the struggle for Satyagraha.
- Mahatma Gandhi’s funeral procession was 8 km long.
- During the Boer War, Mahatma Gandhi served in the army.
- Great Britain released a stamp to honor him, 21 years after his death.
- He was Time Magazine Man of the Year, in 1930. He was a writer and his Collected Works account for 50,000 pages.
- The Gandhi Memorial Museum in Madurai, Tamil Nadu was established in 1959. It is also known as the Gandhi Museum and exhibits Gandhi’s blood-stained cloth which he wore when he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse.
- He used to carry a set of false teeth in his loincloth.
- He was the youngest child out of the 4. He had 2 brothers and a sister.
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