Gandhi ji was the Father of our Nation.
He followed non-violence. He didn't asked the people to fight with the Britishers, instead he asked to face the situation with non-violence. This social thought made him as a successful leader at that time. He was born on second october, 1869, in Borbander. All the freedom seekers, obeyed him. The leaders with massive support at that time, was Gandhi and Netaji. But, both where in different way. Though, Netaji named Gandhi as "Mahatma".
His non'violence, made the Britishers to reconsider them-self, and to leave India.
Thus, he was an inspiration.
Hope this will help you.