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Oct
2
12:00 AM00:00

Mahatma Ghandi

Mohandas Karamchand 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. The honorific Mahatma (Sanskrit: "high-souled", "venerable")—applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa,—is now used worldwide. His birthday is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and world-wide as the International Day of Nonviolence.

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