Ten interesting facts about Mahatma Gandhi

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Gandhi facts

1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born in Porbandar on 2 October 1869 to Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai Gandhi.

2. Gandhi was a very shy kid in the school who used to often run away because he had difficulty talking with school mates. He passed the matriculation examination of the University of Bombay in 1887 and enrolled at the Samaldas College in Bhavnagar.

3. In 1888, Gandhi sailed to England to study law and jurisprudence with the intention of becoming a barrister.

4. Gandhi joined the Indian National Congress and by 1920 established himself as a dominant figure in the Indian political scenario. He was a strict adherent to the principle of non-violence and believed that non-violent civil disobedience measures were the best means to protest against the British rule.

5. In 1882, Gandhi got married to Kasturba in an arranged marriage, according to the custom of the region.

6. In 1930, Mohandas Gandhi was named the Man of the Year by TIME Magazine.

7. Gandhi spoke English with a tinge of an Irish accent because one of his first English teachers was Irish.

8. Mahatma Gandhi used to travel with his goat so that he could have fresh milk.

9. Mahatma Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize 5 times, but he never received the award.

10. Mahatma Gandhi was the founder of 3 football clubs in South Africa.

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