As the leader of the nationalist movement against British rule in India, Mahatma Gandhi played a huge role in India’s freedom struggle.
- Gandhi developed the Satyagraha which is the philosophy and practice of new nonviolent ways to redress wrongs. This theory later influenced Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela
- On 30th January 1948, Gandhi was on his way to a prayer meeting when he was assassinated in Delhi by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu fanatic
- Born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on 2nd October 1869 in Gujarat, India