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Mahatma Gandhi had learned from his mother how to perform his duties while walking on the path of truth and non-violence. He had to endure many insults while studying in England, yet he did not stick to the path. There are many such incidents which inspire as well as surprise.

Birth of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. His father’s name was Karamchand Gandhi and mother’s name was Putlibai. His father was Porbandar in British rule and Diwan of Rajkot. Mahatma Gandhi’s real name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and he was the youngest of his three brothers. Gandhi’s simple straight life was inspired by his mother. Gandhi was raised in a family of Vaishnavism, and his life was deeply influenced by Indian Jainism, which led to his unwavering belief in truth and non-violence and followed him throughout his life.

Education of Gandhiji

Gandhiji had his initial education in Porbandar. He received his education from Porbandar to middle school, after which his father transferred to Rajkot and completed his remaining education from Rajkot. He passed the matriculation examination from Rajkot High School in the year 1887 and got admission in Samaldas College, Bhavnagar for further studies, but due to being away from home, he could not concentrate and returned unwell to Porbandar. Left for England on 4 September 1888. Gandhiji joined the London Vegetarian Society in London and became its executive member. Gandhi started attending the London Vegetarian Society’s conferences and writing articles in the magazine. Stayed here for 3 years (1888–1891), completed his baristerial education and returned to India in 1891.

Gandhi’s married life

Gandhiji was married to Kasturba Ji in 1883 at the age of just 13. People used to call him affectionately as ‘Ba’. Kasturba Gandhi’s father was a wealthy businessman. Kasturba did not know to read and write before marriage. Gandhiji taught him to read and write. Like an ideal wife, Ba supported Gandhiji in every work. Gandhi’s first child was born in the year 1885, but died shortly after.

Death of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi ji was shoot dead at Birla House by Nathuram Godse and his colleague Gopal das at 5.17 pm on 30 January 1948. Gandhiji was shot three bullets, the last time the words ‘Hey Ram’ came out of his mouth. After his death, his tomb has been built at Rajghat in New Delhi.