Gandhi was a revolutionary leader who became a well-known figure for his use of non-violence and civil disobedience against racial prejudices. Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar Indian.
He studied law in England and got his first legal job in South Africa where he encountered firsthand bitter treatment of racial discrimination. This experience propelled him to mobilise the Indian community in South Africa in order to oppose racism and social injustice through nonviolent means. His idea of nonviolent resistance greatly inspired the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela in their fight against racial discrimination.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
After two decades in South Africa, Gandhi returned to India in 1915 and became a leading political figure. He constantly challenged the British rule over India and advocated for self-government for the Indians. In 1930, he led the 250 miles Salt March as a protest against the salt tax imposed by the British Empire.
Finally, on August 15, 1948, India gained independence from British rule and Gandhi being instrumental to this was later assassinated on January 30, 1948, at the age of 78.
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