Mohandas Gandhi

Mohandas K. Gandhi is known worldwide for his stance of non-violent political resistance. He believed in simple living, negotiation, and eventually helped head India to independence from the British Empire. His autobiography is titled 'The Story of My Experiments with Truth.' Ironically, the man who stated "an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind" was assassinated in 1948.

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Mohandas Gandhi

How did Mahatma Gandhi die?

On January 30, 1948 Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic, Nathuram Godse as he took his evening prayer on the grounds of the Birla Bhavan (Birla House) in New Delhi. He was 78 years old.

Godse, who shot Gandhi thrice with a Beretta semi-automatic pistol,

did not try to escape and later admitted to killing Gandhi. He and his co-conspirator, Narayan Apte, were later tried and convicted; they were executed on 15 November 1949.

Gandhi invited strong criticism from certain Hindus. Disappointed and frustrated with partition of India, Gandhi retired to West Bengal and did not even join any Independence celebrations, even till his death. Even while in West Bengal, he tried to influence the Government to pay heavy money to Pakistan which further aggravated the protests from Hindu fundamentalists. Godse with such reactionary sentiments killed Gandhi.

The entire story:

On January 30th 1948, Nathuram Godse reached Birla Bhawan shortly before 5.00pm. Ghandi was sitting in the warm sunshine preparing for his evening prayer meeting. He was as usual resting his head on the shoulders of two grand nieces. Nathuram who was wearing a khaki bush jacket and blue trousers climbed the steps and approached Gandhi. He greeted him with the traditional Indian salutation 'namasteh'. Gandhi smiled at him and greeted him with the same gesture, furthermore according to one version spoke to him. As quick as a wink, Nathuram whipped out a revolver and shot him 3 times in the chest. The bullets lodged into his chest, there was a weak feeble sound and Ghandi dropped down dead. He was carried into Birla House and died half an hour later, at about 5.40.

Nathuram fired a fourth shot, apparently in an attempt to kill himself but was stopped by a seargant standing alongside who yanked his arm and wrenched the revolver away. The enraged crowd, who had gathered to see their champion of independence die, fell upon Nathuram and beat him with sticks. However he was seized by the police and taken to the police station.

Gandhi's last words were, "He Ram" or "Oh God".

He was shot to death by a Hindu fanatic by name Nathuram Ghodse who was against his efforts to heal the hostilities between Hindus and Muslims. Gandhi was killed on Jan 30 in Delhi when he was attending a prayer meeting.

Mahatma Gandhi died in New Delhi on January 30th 1948. He was shot by नथूराम गोडसे and died as a result. He was 78 years, 3 months and 28 days old when he died.

he got shot.

He was shot in 1947.

he got assassinated or shot

AnswerGandhi was shot by a Hindu extremist.
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When Gandhi is called Father or Rashtrapita of the Nation who deserves to be called as Grandfather or Rashtrapitamah of the Nation?

The same question has been asked in many different ways and has been well answered by different contributors. They all should be clubbed and placed.

Swami Dayanand deserves indeed to be called Rashtrapitamah of the Nation.

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Who was responsible for partition of India?

Most Indians say and believe that Nehru and Mohammed Ali Jinnah were the two persons responsilble for the partion.

Having no choice left but to quit, the British was also equally responsible because of their Divide and Rule policy.

They wanted country to be troubled with communal riots which eventually took place in different parts of the country thus taking a huge toll on human life - killing three millions.

There was no alternative except partition of the country at that stage since Nehru was determined and so was Jinnah.

Mahatma Gandhi wanted to save the division and he even offered Jinnah to be the President of Undivided India and not press for the division which Jinnah agreed to.

BUT IT DID NOT SUIT the most ambitious and adamant political leader Jawahar Lal Nehru who had dreamt and wanted to be the first prime minister of Independent India.

He maneuvered with the connivance of his lieutenants and Lord Mountbatton, his friend, to sign the Partition of India Act against the wishes of Mahatma Gandhi and other nationalist leaders of the country.

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Who can be described as tallest amongst Mahatma Gandhi Aurobindo Ghosh Swami Vivekanand and Swami Dayanand in Indian history?

Mahatma Gandhi had reaped what Dayanand had sown for the Swarajya movement. Arvindo Ghosh regarded Swami Dayanand as the tallest amongst all who fought for the Swarajya. Swami Vivekananda infused energy into the sleeping nation telling Arise and Awake, while Swami Dayanand Saraswati, who had founded Arya Samaj much earlier, generated the spirit of Freedom i.e. Self Governance or Swarajaya. That is how Swami Dayanand Saraswati stands tallest and is revered as Rashtrapitamah of India.

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How did Gandhi Die?

He was shot 3 times in the chest by an hindu named Nathuram Godse at close range. the shooter was upset about the fact that Muslims and Hindu/Sikhs were separated by Pakistan.
his association with the break-up of India

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What were the pains hardships faced by mahatma gandhi?

Gandhi faced many hardships during his time. He was discriminated against, thrown from a train, beaten by a driver, and spent time starving in jail.

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Who inspired Gandhi?

Gandhi was a student of Hindu philosophy and was a British-educated lawyer. He was born into the business caste and his father held a position of some power and wealth.

According to him, He tried to incorporate the teachings of "shrimat bhagvat gita" in his life.

He was inspired by Lokmanya Bal Ganga Dhar Tilak, Naroaji, Leo Tolstoy and Romain Rolland for the attainment of fredom.

His philosophy was nonviolence.

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Is Vishal Gandhi married?

yes ma be

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What was mahatma Gandhi's wife's full name?

Kasturba Gandhi.

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What was Gandhi's clothing called?

Dhoti

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What work of John Ruskin impressed Mahatma Gandhi?

Ruskin's Unto this last, and even translated the work into Gujarati, calling it Sarvodaya. (By Riaz Samo)

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Mohandas Gandhi said DO OR DIE at?

Quit India Movement

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Who did Mahatma Gandhi marry?

Mahatma Gandhi married Kasturba.

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When India gained independence from Britain what disappointed Gandhi?

He was disappointed with the decision of Partition of India because of the adamancy of Jawahar Lal Nehru to be the Prime Minister of India and Jinnah's demand for Pakistan in case he is not made the Prime Minister of Undivided India

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Can the freedom to choose be a drawback?

We are far better with our Freedom to chose! This includes our freedom to Beleive in GOD and keep Love in our lives!

Atheists and fake god believes cannot feel anymore than each of their own Lust, for only each of their own wants! Thus they are missing so much meanings from their life!

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What details from the speech and letter show that Gandhi and king held this same idea?

Gandhi's philosophy greatly influenced Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the African-American community in general. In 1959, Dr. King preached about the significance of Gandhi's 1928 salt march and his quest to end discrimination for India's "untouchables." Dr. King felt that Gandhi's nonviolent approach would lead to the end of racial discrimination in America.

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When did Gandhi start wearing dhoti?

1921

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Was Sanjay Gandhi the son of Indira Gandhi?

yes he was the younger brother of Rajiv Gandhi and son of Indira Gandhi but his father is not sure

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Who was Gandhi's mom?

Putlibai Gandhi

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What did Gandhi called the untouchables?

Gandhi coined the term Harijans (children of God) for the Dalits and the Depressed Classes.

However, most dalits were against the use of this term. Narendra Jadhav, notable Dalit economist, once commented, "If we are the children of God, who are the others? Those of the Devil?"

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Who gave Gandhiji the name Mahatma?

Jetpur Village. In a Manpatra (letter of honour) dated 21.5.1915 signed by Devchand Parekh and others.

It was Nagar Sheth of Jetpur Shri Nautamlal B. Mehta (Kamdar) who was the first to use and bestow "Mahatma" for Shri Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on January 21, 1915 at Kamri Bai School, Jetpur, India. From then on, Gandhiji was known as Mahatma Gandhi.

Also you will read similar Manpatra was given to Smt Kasturba Gandhi too,

Devchhandbhai's Signature is there with other 30-40 citizens signature too, all from Jetpur or Including Nautamlal Mehta , his younger brother Chimanlal Bhagavanji Mehta and many more, Furthermore "whole Manpatra was drafted and created, and was given and arranged of that function by Nagar Sheth (present time Mayor level ) Nautamlal Bhagavanji Mehta, original documents are still with his family trust. Yes there is a signature of devchandbhai as a respected senior citizen, he was very close friend of Nautamlal mehta, however Nautamlal mehta was become an instrument to use term Mahatma first time for Gandhiji.

Read the original documents about the day Gandhi became Mahatma (Manpatra) by clicking on the link in related links section.
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Where was Gandhi kicked off a train?

Because he was not white and travelling in First Class (though he had ticket).

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When did Canada gain its total independence Britain?

For all practical purposes in 1931 with the passing of the Statute of Westminster. Purely technically, a handful of things like the national flag were nominally subject to approval by Britain till 1982, but this was a formality.

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Who addressed Mahatma Gandhi as the Father of the Nation?

The following people addressed Gandhi as the Father of the Nation:

1) Subash Chandraboss

2) Rabindranath Tagore called Gandhi as father of the nation

3) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

4) Subhas Chandra Bose addressed Gandhiji for the first time ever as "Father of the Nation".

5) The first one to say was the nethaji subash chandra bose in 1944

6) Neharu

7) It was just a Belief and Say that Netaji Subhash Chander Bose or Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru used this word, and it has been accepted in History.

8) Nowhere in the written constitution of India there has been any evidence of Mahatma Gandhi designated as Father of the Nation.

9) Subhash Chandra Bose or Jawahar Lal Nehru

10) It was just a hearsay type of title Gandhi got by destiny. Subhash had said him as Father of the Nation sarcastically when he was asked to step down from the Presidentship of Congress by Gandhi and Nehru had uttered this word in his speech on the Independence Day to save the political hierarchy for himself so that other deserving names don't pop up for the sake of pseudo secularism.

11) And people started calling him Rashtrapita.

12) There is no legal provision I believe in the Constitution of India to name Gandhi as Rashtrapita

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Why Mohandas Gandhi was against cricket game?

I guess he was jealous of Quaid-e azam Muhammad ali jinnah who liked it.

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