Mahatma Gandhi biography: Inspirational biography of Gandhiji, who taught the lesson of truth, non-violence

 Mahatma Gandhi biography

 The biography of Mahatma Gandhi is full of struggles but very inspirational.  Born on 2 October 1869, Gandhiji died on 30 January 1948.

Mahatma Gandhi biography

Gandhiji had learned from his mother to follow the path of truth and non-violence to perform his duties.  During his studies in England, he had to suffer humiliation many times, yet he did not stand by the way.  There are many such incidents which inspire as well as surprise.  Learn about them...

 Birth of Mahatma Gandhi

 The Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat.  His father's name was Karamchand Gandhi and mother's name was Putlibai.  His father was the Diwan of Porbandar and Rajkot under the British rule.  Mahatma Gandhi's real name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and he was the youngest of his three brothers.  Gandhi's simple life was inspired by his mother.  Gandhi was brought up in a Vaishnavite family, and Indian Jainism had a profound influence on his life, due to which he firmly believed in truth and non-violence and followed it throughout his life


Gandhi's education

 Gandhi's early education took place in Porbandar.  He received his education from Porbandar till middle school, after which due to his father's transfer to Rajkot, he completed his remaining education from Rajkot.  In the year 1887, he passed the matriculation examination from Rajkot High School and got admission in Samaldas College, Bhavnagar for further studies, but due to being away from home, he could not concentrate and returned to Porbandar after being unwell.  He left for England on 4 September 1888.  Gandhiji joined the London Vegetarian Society in London and became its executive member.  Gandhi started participating in the conferences of the London Vegetarian Society and writing articles in the magazine.  Staying here for 3 years (1888-1891) completed his barrister studies and returned to India in 1891.

Gandhi's married life

 Gandhi ji was married to Kasturba ji in 1883 at the age of only 13.  People used to affectionately call him 'Ba'.  Kasturba Gandhi's father was a wealthy businessman.  Before marriage, Kasturba did not know how to read and write.  Gandhiji taught him to read and write.  Like an ideal wife, Ba supported Gandhiji in every work.  Gandhi's first child was born in the year 1885, but died shortly after.

Death of mahatma gandhi

 Gandhiji was shot dead by Nathuram Godse and his associate Gopaldas at Birla House on 30 January 1948 at 5:17 pm.  Gandhi was shot three times, at the last moment the words 'Hey Ram' came out of his mouth.  After his death, his tomb has been built at Raj Ghat in New Delhi.