Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October, 1869 at Porbandar(Gujrat). He is famously known as Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma means “Great Soul”. He is also known in India as the“Father of the Nation”. Gandhi Jayanti is a National festival in India. It is observed on 2 of October every year. His father, Karamchand Gandhi, was a noble and pious man. Mr. Karamchand was the chief Dewan of the State of Rajkot.His mother, Putlibai, was a simple and religious lady. In his early age, Gandhiji was deeply influenced by the religious and pious behaviour of her mother. Gandhiji received his early education and training from such pious parents. He grew up to be deeply religious, truthful, honest, and fearless from his very boyhood. He was married to Kasturba Gandhi in 1983. He died at 30th january 1948. Thus , Mahatma Gandhi was both a saint and a practical leader of his compatriots. He was a simple, pure, unselfish and religious person.