Top 10 Facts

Mahatma Gandhi

10. March to Sea

In 1930 Mahatma Gandhi led hundreds of followers on a 240-mile march to the sea, where they made salt from seawater in protest against the British salt law.

9. Law school

Mahatma Gandhi went to England when he was 19 to study law.

8. Fasting

Mahatma Gandhi experimented with diets to see how cheaply he could live and remain healthy. He started living principally on fruit and goats’ milk and olive oil.

7. Roads

There are 53 major roads (excluding the smaller ones) in India, and 48 roads outside of India named after him.

6. Irish Accent

Mahatma Gandhi spoke English with an Irish accent, for one of his first teachers was an Irishman.

5. Letters

Mahatma Gandhi corresponded with a lot of people- Tolstoy, Einstein and Hitler were among the many.

4. Walking around the world

Mahatma Gandhi walked/traveled almost 18 kilometers a day throughout his lifetime which is enough to walk around the world twice.

3. Stamp

Great Britain, the country against whom he fought for independence, released a stamp honoring him, 21 years after death.

2. Army

Gandhi served in the army during the Boer war- he crusaded against violence since the time he realized the horrors of war.

1. Nobel Peace prize

Mahatma Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize five times but never won.


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