With his views and principles, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who was born in India in 1869, influenced millions of people. Gandhi led the victorious battle for India’s freedom from oppressive British rule by following the path of truth and nonviolence.
Indentured Indian laborers aboard the SS Umzinto during the early 1900s. (Stewart and Sar Fairbairn)
The cover of Indian Opinion, the newspaper published by Gandhi in South Africa, in 1913. (Wikimedia)
John Dube (middle) was part of the 1914 South African Native National Congress (which later became the ANC) delegation to Britain. (sahistory.org)
Gandhi with the stretcher-bearers of the Indian Ambulance Corps during the Boer War in South Africa. (Wikimedia)
Synopsis:lawyer, founder of the Natal Indian Congress, political prisoner, leader of the Indian community in South Africa, a political activist against the White South African Government and the British Government in India.
Date of Birth:02-October-1869
Location of Birth:Porbandar, Gujarat, India
Date of Death:30-January-1948
Location of Death:New Delhi, India
He inspired politicians to lead large campaigns for the civil rights of oppressed people all across the world, as well as notable people like Albert Einstein and John Lennon.