Well, Mahatma actually means ‘Great soul’. Being a person who gave up his career as a barrister, adopted the simplest of lived for the welfare of the people and for the Independence of India, title of Mahatma was bestowed on Gandhi by Rabindranath Tagore for his contributions towards the nation.
Mahatma Gandhi was born on the 2nd of October 1869, in Porbandhar Gujarat. He was trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, Gandhi first employed nonviolent civil disobedience as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa. After standing up for the resident Indian community's struggle for civil rights in South Africa he returned to India in 1915. He set about organizing peasants, farmers, and urban laborers to protest against excessive land - tax and discrimination. Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for various social causes and for achieving Swaraj or self - rule.
Mahatma Gandhi followed the path of non - violence in his fight for freedom and iconic incidents like the Dandi March, Quit India movement and the non - cooperation movement have seen him in leading roles to push the British rule out of the country.
Regarded as the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday is observed as a nationwide holiday in the country.
His assassination on 30th January 1950, brought the country into a shock but his contributions and visions for a better India will always we remembered and worked upon.
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