Gandhi Jayanti Special: Facts About Mahatma Gandhi We Bet You Never Knew


Mahatma Gandhi was a loved soul, and to this date, we cannot honor him enough. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, we would like to share with you some facts about his life that only some knew.

Mahatma Gandhi

The top 10 facts that you never knew about Mahatma Gandhi are as follow:

  • The term ‘Mahatma’ that presides Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is given by none other than but Rabindra Nath Tagore himself in honor of the man. To this day, we call him the father of the nation and a ‘Mahatma,’ which is truly well deserved.
  • In the year 1930, Time Magzine featured Mahatma Gandhi as the face for their cover. If you can check the archived of Time Magzine of the specified year, you can still see it.
  • If you’re a football fan, then you’d be amazed to know that Mahatma Gandhi was just like you back in his days in South Africa. He alone formed two clubs back there.
  • He is one of the most-nominated people for the Nobel Peace Prize but never won. If you see the numbers, he was nominated in 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947, and 1948.
  • He was a nutritionist, too, as he prepared a diet plan for Shubash Chandra Bose and wrote books regarding the same niche.
  • Even though the last march or funereal process of Mahatama Gandi was stretched to a total of 08 Kilometers, a good crowd was till the end, which was mesmerizing.
  • Not only India, but he created a butterfly effect which resulted in civil reforms in 4 continents and 12 countries, excluding India.
  • He was married under the age of just 13 years old to 14-year-old Kasturba in 1882. Long after this, he was seen opposing child marriage due to his difficulties from the same ill practice.
  • He was always looking for peaceful options and even wrote a letter to Adolf Hitler’ stating him as a friend and requesting him to end the war, which we all know that he never did nor he replied to that letter.
  • It is quite a fantastic fact that Great Britain, who was the oppressor released a stamp in the name of Mahatama Gandhi to honor him after 21 years of his death.

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