Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

By Pallavi


Birthdate:October 2,1869

Died on:January 30,1948


Childhood: Mohandas had two brothers by the names of Laxmindas and Karsandas. He also had one sister named Raliat. During Mohandas' childhood life,he was not as saintly as he was later on in life.Once, he was even persuaded into eating meat and smoking.Then,later on, Mohandas stopped smoking and eating meat.He then decided never to eat meat or smoke again.

Teenage life: when Mohandas was a teenager, he wanted to study and become a docter. His parents discouraged Mohandas from doing this. Instead, Mohandas was sent to England for 3 years to study law. During this time Mohandas learned the Bhagavad Gita ( an Indian religious book) by heart.

Adulthood: After Mohandas graduated, he returned to India. Then, again he bid farewell to his family. He then went to South Africa where he spent 20 years fighting for Indian rights. He had got his ideas from Leo Tolstoy, Henry David Thoreau, and Jesus Christ.When he came back, Mohandas ( who by then everyone had started calling Mahatma) was assasinated by a disagreeing hindu by the name of Nathuram Godse in New Delhi on January 30, 1948