Mahatma Ghandi's wax figure at Madame Tussauds New York

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Meet the world’s most famous pacifist

An inspirational and iconic champion of non violent resistance, Gandhi was instrumental in leading India to free itself from the British Empire. Not content just to fight for independence, Gandhi campaigned tirelessly against poverty and caste discrimination as well as championing the liberation of women, religious tolerance and economic sustainability for his beloved homeland.

  • 2 October 1869: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born
  • 1888: Enrolled at University College, London to study law
  • 1893: Moved to South Africa where he suffered racial attacks
  • 1906: Began campaign of non violent resistance against attacks on Indians

  • 1914: Returned to India
  • 1930: Lead 165mile march to protest against Britain’s salt monopoly
  • 1932: Fasted until a pact was made improving the status of ‘untouchables’
  • 1947: India became free from 200 years of British rule
  • 1948: Assassinated by a Hindu extremist

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