30 Hidden Interesting Facts About Mahatma Gandhi

Know who is Mahatma Gandhi Ji. Learn 30 Hidden interesting facts About Mahatma Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi quotes.

Who does not know Mahatma Gandhi. Born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar (Gujarat), Gandhiji's real name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He is seen as the grandfather of the Indian freedom struggle and is a subject of study abroad.

Who called Mahatma Gandhi as Rashtrapita first time? The title of Father of the Nation was given to Gandhiji by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. His father was a diwan of Rajkot. His father's name was Karamchand Gandhi and mother's effigy.

Gandhiji always tried to liberate India with the help of truth, non-violence and many movements. Nathuram Godse was a very good follower of Gandhiji and he was the one who shot and killed Gandhi on January 30, 1948. Therefore, Martyr's Day is celebrated every year on 30 January in India. So today we will talk about some interesting facts of Gandhi ji via this article. Let's start.


 Mahatma Gandhi facts:

1. Gandhiji was born and died on Friday. The day India got independence was also on Friday.

2What you didn't know about Gandhi? Historian Jade Adams has made many such claims in his book "Gandhi: Naked Ambition", which you will be surprised to read. This book throws light on a different aspect of Gandhi's personality.$ads={1}

  • Jade Adams claims in the book that Gandhi used to bathe and sleep with young girls.
  • Boys and girls had to bathe and sleep together in their ashrams. However, married women and men had to live separately. Gandhiji's advice to husbands was that they should not live with their wives and when they were desirous of sex, take a bath with cold water.
  • Gandhi slept with his 12-year-old niece and another woman without clothes. Gandhi argued that he used to do this to control his wishes.
  • Gandhiji advised the newlyweds to follow celibacy to keep their souls pure. Jawaharlal Nehru called Gandhiji's ideas 'unusual and unnatural'.
  • The book claimed that Gandhi was a Sergeant Major in the British Army and was awarded a medal for his outstanding work during the war.
  •  Gandhi wrote letters to his friend Adolf Hitler and also supported him.
  • Gandhi had given a dangerous advice to Jews to pledge mass suicide. According to historian Adams, Gandhi had said- "I have no doubt about your bravery or patriotism, nor do I believe in the monster promoted by your opponents." Gandhi said this to Hitler.
  • Gandhi used to do anima (a method of naturopathy) twice a day. In this, water is transported to the large intestine by putting a water pipe through the anus of the body, ie, the anus, then it is emptied through defecation.
  • Gandhi's son had abandoned him and converted to Islam. Gandhi condemned the Zulu massacre and defended the British government over it.

3. Throughout his life, he never went to America nor ever sat in the plane. He did not like his photographing at all.

4. Which is the first book written by Mahatma Gandhi? The first book written by him is titled Hind Swaraj (The Indian Home Rule).

5. When he started practicing, he lost his first case.

6. The British government issued a stamp in his name 21 years after the death of Gandhiji.

7. He used to keep his fake teeth tied in his dhoti. Used to plant them only while eating food.

8. A day before his death he considered abolishing the Congress.

9. Around one million people were walking in his funeral and more than 1.5 million people were standing in the way.

10.  How many times Mahatma Gandhi nominated for Nobel Prize? Mahatma Gandhi was elected 5 times for the Nobel Prize. He was assassinated by Nathuram Godse in 30 January 1948, even before receiving the award.

11. Who did Gandhi influence? Mahatma Gandhi was impressed by the story of Shravan Kumar and the play of Harishchandra.

12. He loved Rama so much that even in the last moments of his death, his last word was Rama.

13. In the year 1930, he was awarded the title of Man of the Yea by Time magazine of America.

14. A total of 53 major roads in India are named after Mahatma Gandhi. There are a total of 48 roads in the name of Mahatma Gandhi, not only in India but also in other countries.

15. To help the earthquake victims in Bhagalpur in 1934, he took a sum of five rupees for his autograph.
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16. Mahatma Gandhi agitated for civil rights in 4 continents and in 12 countries.

17. The day India was celebrating independence, Mahatma Gandhi was not present on that day because he was fasting that day.

18. Mahatma Gandhi Ji assisted in setting up football clubs in Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg.

19.International Non-Violence Day is observed worldwide on 2 October. Which is Gandhiji's birthday.

20. Gandhiji and the famous writer Leo Tolstoy interacted among themselves through correspondence. Gandhi established Tolstoy Farm, an 1100-acre colony, 21 miles from Johannesburg during South Africa's Satyagraha struggle.

21. At school, Gandhiji was a good student in English, while average in Mathematics and weak in Geography. His handwriting was very beautiful.

22. Gandhi's biography has been written on Wikipedia in more than 170 languages, which is probably more than any other Indian.

23. After independence, when some journalists questioned Gandhiji in English, he said, "My country is now free, now I will speak our Hindi language.

24. What did Gandhi write? Gandhiji's write his autobiography which is titled "Uses of Truth". It has been placed in the 100 most spiritual books of the 20th century. This book has been printed in almost every language, but Gandhiji originally wrote it in Gujarati.

25Why Mahatma Gandhi Ji is called Mahatma or who gave the title Mahatma? In 1915, when Gandhiji met Ravindra Nath Tagore in Shanti Niketan, he addressed Tagore as "Namaste Gurudev". On this Tagore ji said that if I am Gurudev then you are "Mahatma". Since then Tagore ji's name 'Gurudev' and 'Mahatma' began to appear in front of Gandhiji's name.

26. Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs wore round frame glasses to look like Gandhiji.

27. When he was studying in London, he used to walk about 15 kilometers daily to save money.

28. The great inventor Albert Einstein was greatly influenced by Bapu. Einstein said, it would be difficult for people to believe that such a person ever came to earth.

 29. When India was liberated, a reporter interviewed "Lord Mountbatten" asked, "Did you liberate India because of Gandhiji?" On this, Mountbatten said that if there were more leaders like Gandhi, we would not have left India even for 40-50 years.

30. For what reason did the British leave India? At that time, World War 2 war was going on and Britain's economy was very bad, and on the other hand Neta Ji Subhash Chandera boss had formed an army called "Azad Hind" in 1943. For this reason Britain took the decision to liberate India.

Mahatma Gandhi quotes:


  • Be the change you want to see in the world 
  • First they will not pay attention to you, then they will laugh at you, then they will fight with you, and then you will win.



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