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October 2, 2015

11 Images Of Mahatma Gandhi That Will Give You A Glimpse Of His Personal Life

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mahatama gandhi: Gandhi with Rabindranath Tagore

Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2nd, 1869 to Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi and Putlibai Gandhi. While we have seen a lot of images of Mahatma Gandhi during his movements, marches and political meetings, very few pictures actually reflect his personal life. On what would have been his 147th birthday, let’s take a look at some really rare images of the Father of the Nation.

#1 Mahatma Gandhi, when he was 6 years old 

This is Gandhi’s childhood image from when he was just six years old. Bapu was an average student, but one of the best educated among his siblings. He studied law in England and also fought against racism in South Africa.

Mahatma Gandhi: Childhood-Young-Old-Photo


#2 Bapu, with his brother Laxmidas

Laxmidas was married to Nandkunwar Gandhi and had 4 children – Samaldas Gandhi, Ranchoddas Gandhi, Jadavbehn Parekh and Radhabehn Kothari. Years later, Samaldas would join Bapu in his movement to free India.

Mahatma Gandhi: IrishExaminer


#3 Mahatma Gandhi with his friend, Sheikh Mehtab

Bapu started eating meat with Sheikh Mehtab. In fact, he hid this fact from his family for about a year, till he gave up meat on his own.

Mahatma Gandhi: www.thehindu.com


#4 Kasturba Gandhi with her four sons

Bapu had four sons – Harilal Gandhi, Manilal Gandhi, Ramdas Gandhi and Devdas Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi: http://awesomestuff4all.blogspot.in/


#5 A glimpse of Bapu’s passport

This passport was issued in 1931 for Bapu to attend the Round Table Conference in London.



#6 Actor Charlie Chaplin with Mahatma Gandhi

Bapu met Charlie Chaplin while he was in London to attend the Round Table Conference.

Mahatma Gandhi: 2il.Org


#7 A 6-year-old Indira Gandhi with Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi: myIndiaPictures.com


#8 An adolescent Indira with Bapu

Indira Gandhi’s father, Jawaharlal Nehru was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. Here is a picture of young Indira Gandhi with Bapu.

Mahatma Gandhi: http://bestsayariever.blogspot.in


#9 Gandhiji’s photo with Rabindranath Tagore at Shanti Niketan in 1940

Mahatma Gandhi: http://awesomestuff4all.blogspot.in/


#10 Bapu, at his wife’s funeral

Bapu and Kasturba got married when they were 13 years old. During her final years, Ba, as she was fondly known, had two heart attacks and could not recover.

Mahatma Gandhi: http://bestsayariever.blogspot.in


#11 A rare picture of Bapu, after he had been assassinated

There were six assassination attempts on Gandhi’s life. The sixth and final attempt was Nathuram Godse’s, who shot Bapu point blank. The assassination left the entire nation devastated and in despair.

Mahatma Gandhi: myIndiaPics


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