The Father of The Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was born as Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi on 2nd October, 1869 at Porbander, Gujarat. He was married to Kasturba when he was 12. He went to England for higher studies. He became a Barrister and came back to India in 1891.
Gandhiji went to South Africa in 1893 & stayed there for 12 years. He first practiced his non-violent agitation there. He was fighting for the cause of the Indians who were getting unjust treatment.
Back in India in 1915, he met Lokmanya Tilak & Gopal Krishna Gokhale and joined the freedom struggle. Gandhiji launched the non-cooperation movement against the Britisher. All the people of India were with him.
Gandhiji was totally opposed to violence. He was an apostle of peace. With his iron-will & kind manner, he united the people of India in their struggle for freedom. He went to jail many times.
Without firing a bullet he won the independence for India on 15th August, 1947.
The partition of India & the death of millions of people in the riots left Gandhiji totally shattered. He began a fast unto death to stop the killing & succeeded in his aim.
On January 30, 1948, while going for a prayer meeting, Gandhiji was shoot dead by Nathu Ram Godse.
The beloved leader of the nation passed away leaving the people of India alone who were free to enjoy a Independent India.