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Mahatma Gandhi – Freedom Fighter of India

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Born on the 2nd of October in the year 1869 in Porbandar, Mahatma Gandhi is till date remembered as the most prominent freedom fighter who led India through its freedom movements to get free from the clutches of the British and attain independence.

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His ideologies and guidance drove the masses and inculcated in their minds thoughts of fighting for independence, liberation as well as peace, with non violent approach, wherein Gandhi led the country’s people, conducting non violence and civil disobedience movements. He is popularly referred to as “Bapu” in India, and is also known as the “Father of the Nation.”

After his academics, he lived briefly in South Africa and on his return to India in the year 1915, he influenced the underprivileged farmers and peasants to protest nonviolently against the heavy taxes that the British government imposed on them. After the foundation of the Indian National Congress, he took leadership of the party in the year 1921, and since then, there was no looking back as he led the country through the number of campaigns and protests against British Raj, in order to alleviate poverty, fight for equality, promote peace and women empowerment and abolish injustice and ill treatment of the poor.

He passed away on the 30th of January, 1948, after being assassinated by gunshot.

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