Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, he led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.
He was assassinated on 30 January 1948 by a Hindu nationalist who thought Gandhi was too sympathetic to India’s Muslims.
“My life is my message.” – Mahatma Gandhi
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