Mahatma Gandhi Childhood photos. His Full Name was Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi]
Profession: Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Why Famous: Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu (Father of the Nation), pioneered Satyagraha, resistance through mass non-violent civil disobedience, first in South Africa where he fought for the rights of Indians, and later in India as a leader in the fight for Indian independence from British rule.
Born: 2nd October, 1869
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, India
Died: 30th January, 1948 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Assassination
Historical Events in the Life of Mahatma Gandhi
1893-06-07 – Gandhi’s first act of civil disobedience.
1906-09-11 – Mahatma Gandhi coins the term “Satyagraha” to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa.
1913-11-06 – Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners march in S Afr
1914-06-30 – Mahatma Gandhi’s 1st arrest, campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa
1919-03-30 – Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act
1919-04-06 – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a General Strike.
1922-03-18 – British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience
1924-02-24 – Mahatma Gandhi released from jail
1930-03-08 – Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India
1930-03-12 – Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax
1931-03-05 – Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact
1932-01-04 – British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru
1932-09-20 – Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables
1933-05-08 – Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
1934-04-07 – In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience
1939-03-03 – In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India.
1942-08-09 – Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a “quit India” campaign by the All-India Congress
1944-05-05 – Gandhi freed from prison
1947-01-02 – Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali
1948-01-12 – Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast
1948-01-30 – Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse