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Gandhi Jayanti 2015: Lesser Known Facts About Father of the Nation [RARE PHOTOS]

India is all set to celebrate 147th birthday of our father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi on October 2nd.

Mahatma Gandhi also called as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has inspired thousands of people across the world.

Bapu known for religious peace and non-violence, was born in Gujarat in 1869 to Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai.

Here are few lesser known facts:

Time Magazine, the famous U.S. publication, named Mahatma Gandhi the Man of the Year in 1930.

He was nominated for Nobel Peace Price five times.

Gandhi ji died on 30 January and his funeral procession was 8 kms long.

Gandhi ji was corresponding with Adolf Hitler, Leo Tolstoy and many other famous personalities of that era.

A day before his death, he was thinking to dissolve.

Rare Pictures:

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