5 Facts about Mahatma Gandhi

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi a.k.a Mahatma Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.

1) Mahatma Gandhi walked almost 18 kilometres a day throughout his lifetime which is enough to walk around the world twice over.

A picture of Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi with Sarojini Naidu

2) Gandhi used to do “chastity experiments” having young people of both sexes bathe and sleep together.

A picture of Gandhi with a child

3) Gandhi spoke English with an Irish accent as one of his first teachers was an Irishman.

A picture of young Mahatma Gandhi

4) He never won the Nobel Peace Prize, despite being nominated five times.

A picture of young M.G

5) The funeral procession of Gandhi was 8 kilometres long.

A picture of Mahatma Gandhi's funeral

You must be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi


Did you know Winston Churchill disliked Gandhi? Read more such surprising facts about Churchill here

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