“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was born on 2nd October, 1869 and raised up in Gujarat. He is also known as the father of the Nation. His independence movement inspired civil rights movements across the globe. Firstly, he engaged non-violent public disobedience as a deportee lawyer in South Africa.
After returning back to India, he organized protest against excessive land-tax and discrimination. He excellently led the Quit India movement in 1942 and was caged on numerous times in his lifetime. Gandhi’s dream for free India was realised on 15th August, 1947, when British granted independence to India after partitioning India into two territories.
Today on the event of Mahatma Gandhi’s 145th birth anniversary, we’re presenting some of the antiquated and sporadic images from his days as a law student to the time he respired his last.
1. 1887: Mahatma Gandhi as a Law student
Indian thinker, statesman and nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 – 1948), as a law student. (Image by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images).
2. Mahatma Gandhi as a Lawyer
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948) when he was a lawyer. He is seated in front of window bearing his name. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images).
3. Gandhi wearing western clothes
Mahatma Gandhi wearing western clothes. India, 1893 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images).
4. Mahatma Gandhi with his wife
January 1922: Indian nationalist leader and organizer of the Indian National Congress’s campaign of passive non-cooperation, Mahatma Gandhi with his wife, shortly before his arrest for conspiracy. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images).
5. Mahatma Gandhi meet film actor Charlie Chaplin
Mahatma Gandhi and his wife meet film actor Charlie Chaplin at the home of Dr Katral in Canning Town, east London (Photo by London Express/Getty Images).
6. Mahatma Gandhi fasts in protest against British rule
Mahatma Gandhi fasts in protest against British rule after his release from prison in Poona, India. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images).
7. Mahatma Gandhi on the deck of a boat
Mahatma Gandhi on the deck of a boat taking him from Boulogne, France, to Folkestone in England for a Round Table Conference. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images).
8. Mahatma Gandhi dead body covered with a Khadar Sheet
A Sikh priest reciting the scripts from the Gurugranth Saheb, while the body of Mahatma Gandhi, lies in state, covered with a Khadar sheet. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images).
9. The Funeral Pyre of Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated in Delhi
A crowd watching the funeral pyre of Mahatma Gandhi ), who was assassinated in Delhi. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images).
10. Crowds queuing to pay tribute to the Mahatma Gandhi
Crowds queuing to pay tribute to the Indian statesman and advocate of non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi, at the Birla House in Delhi where he was assassinated. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images).