In Photos: Mahatma Gandhi's exemplary life

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was shot dead on January 30, 1948, having been the driving force behind India’s attainment of independence from Imperialistic powers. He was known the world over for his unflinching adherence to the principles of ahimsa, satyagraha and passive resistance. Here are some vignettes from the Mahatma’s exemplary life.

1887: Indian thinker, statesman and nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 - 1948), as a law student. (Photo by Henry Guttmann Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
1887: Indian thinker, statesman and nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 - 1948), as a law student. (Photo by Henry Guttmann Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi (R) with his brother, Laxmidas Gandhi, India, 1886. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Gandhi (R) with his brother, Laxmidas Gandhi, India, 1886. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1754: Mahatma K Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian Lawyer and leader of the movement for India's independence, visited Britain in 1931, ,to attend the second Round Table conference. he visited the British Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, at 10 Downing Street. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1754: Mahatma K Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian Lawyer and leader of the movement for India's independence, visited Britain in 1931, ,to attend the second Round Table conference. he visited the British Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, at 10 Downing Street. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)
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Mohondas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), known as Mahatma (Great Soul), Indian Nationalist leader. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohondas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), known as Mahatma (Great Soul), Indian Nationalist leader. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1754: Mohondas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), known as Mahatma (Great Soul). Indian Nationalist leader. Gandhi on his way to Congress, 1932 (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1754: Mohondas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), known as Mahatma (Great Soul). Indian Nationalist leader. Gandhi on his way to Congress, 1932 (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)
Mohandas Gandhi with Abdul Ghaffar Khan at Peshawar. (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Gandhi with Abdul Ghaffar Khan at Peshawar. (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 Ð 30 January 1948). visits London 1890. Gandhi became the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience. Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 Ð 30 January 1948). visits London 1890. Gandhi became the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience. Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Photograph of Mahatma Gandhi being supported by his Granddaughters. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) leader of the Indian Independence movement in British-ruled India. Dated 20th Century. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Photograph of Mahatma Gandhi being supported by his Granddaughters. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) leader of the Indian Independence movement in British-ruled India. Dated 20th Century. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Photograph of an emaciated Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Dated 20th Century. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Photograph of an emaciated Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Dated 20th Century. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Hunger strike by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Hunger strike by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, later Prime Minister of India, (left) with Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, later Prime Minister of India, (left) with Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi spinning homespun cloth during a protest against British Rule in India. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. At 5:17 pm on 30 January 1948. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Gandhi spinning homespun cloth during a protest against British Rule in India. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. At 5:17 pm on 30 January 1948. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (1917 – 1984) third Prime Minister of India as a girl next to Mahatma Gandhi the Indian leader who was on hunger strike, 1930. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (1917 – 1984) third Prime Minister of India as a girl next to Mahatma Gandhi the Indian leader who was on hunger strike, 1930. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 30 January 1948) preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 30 January 1948) preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 30 January 1948) preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 30 January 1948) preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Mahatma Gandhi, spiritual leader of India's millions of people, and Charles Chaplin, the American movie comedian, met recently in London and chatted for some time. Gandhi professed that he had not heard of Chaplin, but his associates assured him of the comedian's popularity and the meeting was arranged. They are shown here together at the residence of Dr. Katial in the London East End. Undated photograph. (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
(Original Caption) Mahatma Gandhi, spiritual leader of India's millions of people, and Charles Chaplin, the American movie comedian, met recently in London and chatted for some time. Gandhi professed that he had not heard of Chaplin, but his associates assured him of the comedian's popularity and the meeting was arranged. They are shown here together at the residence of Dr. Katial in the London East End. Undated photograph. (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)
GANDHI LEAVES FOR LANCASHIRE | Gandhi at Euston station before his trip to Lancashire where he visited the cotton industry. (Photo by Hulton-Deutsch/Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
GANDHI LEAVES FOR LANCASHIRE | Gandhi at Euston station before his trip to Lancashire where he visited the cotton industry. (Photo by Hulton-Deutsch/Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi talks to Reverend A. M. Dalaya, the Principal of King Edward's College in Peshawar. Gandhi has come to talk to the students at the college. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Gandhi talks to Reverend A. M. Dalaya, the Principal of King Edward's College in Peshawar. Gandhi has come to talk to the students at the college. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi visits England 1914. Gandhi established an idealistic community called 'Tolstoy Farm' near Johannesburg. where he nurtured his policy of peaceful resistance. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi visits England 1914. Gandhi established an idealistic community called 'Tolstoy Farm' near Johannesburg. where he nurtured his policy of peaceful resistance. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohondas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), known as Mahatma (Great Soul). Indian Nationalist leader. Here he stands between Lord and Lady Mountbatten. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohondas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), known as Mahatma (Great Soul). Indian Nationalist leader. Here he stands between Lord and Lady Mountbatten. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Kasturba. at a reception given in Ahmedabad. 1915. Gandhi (2 October 1869 Ð 30 January 1948). was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience. Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Kasturba. at a reception given in Ahmedabad. 1915. Gandhi (2 October 1869 Ð 30 January 1948). was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience. Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
INDIA - JANUARY 01: The Mahatma GANDHI in the 1920's. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
INDIA - JANUARY 01: The Mahatma GANDHI in the 1920's. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Mohatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi in 1924. (Photo by: Photo12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi in 1924. (Photo by: Photo12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Gandhi (1869 Ð 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Seen here at a Congress Party meeting 1929. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Gandhi (1869 Ð 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Seen here at a Congress Party meeting 1929. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Scenes during Mahatma GandhiÕs famous Salt March. This march on foot to the sea coast at Dandi, on the eve of the Salt Satyagraha, 1930. This peaceful resistance was part of Gandhi's Non-violent opposition to British rule in India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Scenes during Mahatma GandhiÕs famous Salt March. This march on foot to the sea coast at Dandi, on the eve of the Salt Satyagraha, 1930. This peaceful resistance was part of Gandhi's Non-violent opposition to British rule in India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Gandhi with Reporters in Marseille (Photo by Hulton-Deutsch/Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Gandhi with Reporters in Marseille (Photo by Hulton-Deutsch/Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images)
31st March 1930: Pacifist and Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 - 1948) during the Salt March protesting against the government monopoly on salt production. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
31st March 1930: Pacifist and Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 - 1948) during the Salt March protesting against the government monopoly on salt production. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
MAHATMA GANDHI (LEFT, BARE-CHESTED) AND HIS FOLLOWERS BREAKING THE SALT LAWS AT DANDI, INDIA. 1930. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
MAHATMA GANDHI (LEFT, BARE-CHESTED) AND HIS FOLLOWERS BREAKING THE SALT LAWS AT DANDI, INDIA. 1930. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi visits Lancashire's cotton mills in 1931, during his tour of England. Mohandas Gandhi (1869 Ð 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Gandhi visits Lancashire's cotton mills in 1931, during his tour of England. Mohandas Gandhi (1869 Ð 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Group photograph taken at Marseilles in France 1931: C. F. Andrews, Gandhi, Miss Muriel Lester, Mahadev Desai, Madeleine Slade (Mirabehn), Pyarelal and an English friend. Mohandas Gandhi (1869 Ð 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Group photograph taken at Marseilles in France 1931: C. F. Andrews, Gandhi, Miss Muriel Lester, Mahadev Desai, Madeleine Slade (Mirabehn), Pyarelal and an English friend. Mohandas Gandhi (1869 Ð 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi surrounded by well wishers at a home in London 1931. Seated to his right in a Sari, is his follower Miraben. Mohandas Gandhi (1869 Ð 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Gandhi surrounded by well wishers at a home in London 1931. Seated to his right in a Sari, is his follower Miraben. Mohandas Gandhi (1869 Ð 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - CIRCA 1931: Mahatma Gandhi In London 1931 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
UNITED KINGDOM - CIRCA 1931: Mahatma Gandhi In London 1931 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948), attends the Round Table Conference in London, 1931. Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948), attends the Round Table Conference in London, 1931. Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi visited Europe. (Photo by: Carl Simon/United Archives/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Gandhi visited Europe. (Photo by: Carl Simon/United Archives/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
INDIA - JANUARY 22: Indian nationalist leader Mahatma GANDHI dictating his terms of peace with Great Britain to his secretary for transmission to Lord IRWIN, while other nationalist leaders look on in Delhi on March the 13th 1931. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
INDIA - JANUARY 22: Indian nationalist leader Mahatma GANDHI dictating his terms of peace with Great Britain to his secretary for transmission to Lord IRWIN, while other nationalist leaders look on in Delhi on March the 13th 1931. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
FRANCE - JULY 12: The Mahatma GANDHI getting off the RAJPUTANA ocean liner in Marseille's harbour on September 11, 1931. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
FRANCE - JULY 12: The Mahatma GANDHI getting off the RAJPUTANA ocean liner in Marseille's harbour on September 11, 1931. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: Mahatma Gandhi arriving Gare de Lyon on September 12, 1931 in Paris, France. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: Mahatma Gandhi arriving Gare de Lyon on September 12, 1931 in Paris, France. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Original caption: Mr Gandhi Meets The Aga Khan, At The Ritz Hotel, London, 1931. Information from photo: Gandhi; Mohandas Karamchand, known as Mahatma: (1869-1948) Indian leader, born in Porbandar, Kathiawar. He studied law in London, & in 1893 he have up a Bombay legal practice worth £5000 a year to live on £1 a week in South Africa, where he spent 21 years opposing discriminatory legislation against Indians. In 1914 he returnerd to India. While supporting the British in WW1, he took an increasing interest in the Home Rule movement (swaraj), over which he soon obtained a personal dominance, becoming master of the congress organization. His civil disobedience campaign of 1920 involved violent disorders. From 1922 to 1924 he was in jail for conspiracy & in 1930 he led a 200 mile march to the sea to collect salt in symbolic defiance of the government monopoly (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
(Original Caption) Original caption: Mr Gandhi Meets The Aga Khan, At The Ritz Hotel, London, 1931. Information from photo: Gandhi; Mohandas Karamchand, known as Mahatma: (1869-1948) Indian leader, born in Porbandar, Kathiawar. He studied law in London, & in 1893 he have up a Bombay legal practice worth £5000 a year to live on £1 a week in South Africa, where he spent 21 years opposing discriminatory legislation against Indians. In 1914 he returnerd to India. While supporting the British in WW1, he took an increasing interest in the Home Rule movement (swaraj), over which he soon obtained a personal dominance, becoming master of the congress organization. His civil disobedience campaign of 1920 involved violent disorders. From 1922 to 1924 he was in jail for conspiracy & in 1930 he led a 200 mile march to the sea to collect salt in symbolic defiance of the government monopoly (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
3rd November 1931: Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi), outside 10 Downing Street, London. He is in London to attend the Round Table Conference on Indian constitutional reform. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
3rd November 1931: Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi), outside 10 Downing Street, London. He is in London to attend the Round Table Conference on Indian constitutional reform. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948), the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948), the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Indian Nationalist Leader Mahatma Gandhi (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Indian Nationalist Leader Mahatma Gandhi (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi flanked by the Reverend Dalaya and Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan during a speech to students at King Edward's College, Peshawar in 1933. | Location: King Edward's College, Peshawar, India. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Gandhi flanked by the Reverend Dalaya and Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan during a speech to students at King Edward's College, Peshawar in 1933. | Location: King Edward's College, Peshawar, India. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba, at Sevagram a village in the state of Maharashtra, India. Sevagram was the place of Mohandas Gandhi's ashram and his residence from 1936 to his death in 1948. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba, at Sevagram a village in the state of Maharashtra, India. Sevagram was the place of Mohandas Gandhi's ashram and his residence from 1936 to his death in 1948. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948), the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948), the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas K. Gandhi and Subhas Bose, prominent leaders of Indian Freedom Movement, at 51st Indian National Congress in 1938. Subhas Chandra Bose (1897 - 1945), Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a troubled legacy. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas K. Gandhi and Subhas Bose, prominent leaders of Indian Freedom Movement, at 51st Indian National Congress in 1938. Subhas Chandra Bose (1897 - 1945), Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a troubled legacy. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi leaves a jail in Calcutta after visiting political prisoners as part of negotiations to secure their release. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Gandhi leaves a jail in Calcutta after visiting political prisoners as part of negotiations to secure their release. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi speaking to the crowd on a makeshift stage druing a rally. Peshawar, July 1938 (Photo by Mondadori via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Gandhi speaking to the crowd on a makeshift stage druing a rally. Peshawar, July 1938 (Photo by Mondadori via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948), the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948), the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948) With Rabindranath Tagore at Santiniketan, 1940. Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Rabindranath Tagore (1861 -1941) was a Bengali polymath, philosopher and author. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948) With Rabindranath Tagore at Santiniketan, 1940. Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Rabindranath Tagore (1861 -1941) was a Bengali polymath, philosopher and author. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
ITALY - JANUARY 01: The Mahatma Gandhi In The Train Station At Rome In Italy During Forties (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
ITALY - JANUARY 01: The Mahatma Gandhi In The Train Station At Rome In Italy During Forties (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Picture dated 03 February 1940 of spiritual leader of India Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (L), known as the Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), working with the president of the Work Congress in Allahabad. Founder of the Indian National Congress, he led the struggle for India's independence from British colonial rule. He was the pioneer of the resistance through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon total non-violence, which was one of the strongest driving philosophies of the Indian independence movement and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. He was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic. (Photo credit should read OFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Picture dated 03 February 1940 of spiritual leader of India Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (L), known as the Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), working with the president of the Work Congress in Allahabad. Founder of the Indian National Congress, he led the struggle for India's independence from British colonial rule. He was the pioneer of the resistance through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon total non-violence, which was one of the strongest driving philosophies of the Indian independence movement and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. He was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic. (Photo credit should read OFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi (r), wearing cloth wrapped around shoulders, sitting at banquet w. unident. man. (Photo by Aral/Pix Inc./The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Gandhi (r), wearing cloth wrapped around shoulders, sitting at banquet w. unident. man. (Photo by Aral/Pix Inc./The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru During Protest, Mumbai, India, July 8, 1942. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru During Protest, Mumbai, India, July 8, 1942. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948) and Mohammed Ali Jinnah, during their talks in Mumbai (Bombay) 1944. Jinnah became the first leader of Pakistan. Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948) and Mohammed Ali Jinnah, during their talks in Mumbai (Bombay) 1944. Jinnah became the first leader of Pakistan. Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi with Sardar Patel 1945. Gandhi (2 October 1869 Ð 30 January 1948). was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875 Ð 1950) was an Indian statesman. a leader of the Indian National Congress and a founding father of the Republic of India. He was the first Home Minister of India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi with Sardar Patel 1945. Gandhi (2 October 1869 Ð 30 January 1948). was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875 Ð 1950) was an Indian statesman. a leader of the Indian National Congress and a founding father of the Republic of India. He was the first Home Minister of India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi with Jawaharlal Nehru 1945. Gandhi (2 October 1869 Ð 30 January 1948). was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 Ð 1964) was the first Prime Minister of India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi with Jawaharlal Nehru 1945. Gandhi (2 October 1869 Ð 30 January 1948). was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 Ð 1964) was the first Prime Minister of India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876 Ð1948) lawyer, politician, and the founder of Pakistan with Mahatma Gandhi in 1946. Jinnah served as leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan's creation on 14 August 1947, and then as Pakistan's first Governor-General until his death. Mohandas Gandhi (1869 Ð 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876 Ð1948) lawyer, politician, and the founder of Pakistan with Mahatma Gandhi in 1946. Jinnah served as leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan's creation on 14 August 1947, and then as Pakistan's first Governor-General until his death. Mohandas Gandhi (1869 Ð 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 1946-Bombay, India: The architect of India's independence from Great Britain, Mahatma Gandhi (right) talks to his eventual successor, Rashtrapati Jawaharlal Nehru in 1946. Gandhi's name has become synonymous with non-violent opposition and political leverage, and his struggle in india has served as a model for political struggles around the world. BPA2 #2839
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
(Original Caption) 1946-Bombay, India: The architect of India's independence from Great Britain, Mahatma Gandhi (right) talks to his eventual successor, Rashtrapati Jawaharlal Nehru in 1946. Gandhi's name has become synonymous with non-violent opposition and political leverage, and his struggle in india has served as a model for political struggles around the world. BPA2 #2839
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi resting during a rail journey to Delhi. 1946. Gandhi (2 October 1869 Ð 30 January 1948). was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi resting during a rail journey to Delhi. 1946. Gandhi (2 October 1869 Ð 30 January 1948). was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Lady Edwina Mountbatten visits Mahatma Gandhi during his hunger strike, following Indian Partition 1947. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. At 5:17 pm on 30 January 1948. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Lady Edwina Mountbatten visits Mahatma Gandhi during his hunger strike, following Indian Partition 1947. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. At 5:17 pm on 30 January 1948. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mahatma Ghandi enjoys a laugh with his two granddaughters Ava and Manu at Birla House in New Delhi.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Ghandi enjoys a laugh with his two granddaughters Ava and Manu at Birla House in New Delhi.
Breakfast meeting between Mahatma Gandhi and Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten 1947 (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Breakfast meeting between Mahatma Gandhi and Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten 1947 (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Funeral of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi after he was assassinated in the garden of Birla House, on 30 January 1948. Gandhi (1869 – 1948), was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Funeral of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi after he was assassinated in the garden of Birla House, on 30 January 1948. Gandhi (1869 – 1948), was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Funeral of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi after he was assassinated in the garden of Birla House, on 30 January 1948. Gandhi (1869 - 1948), was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Funeral of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi after he was assassinated in the garden of Birla House, on 30 January 1948. Gandhi (1869 - 1948), was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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