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9 historical facts about Gandhiji

During his agitation, he walked about 18 km every day, for almost 40 years. During his campaign from 1913 to 1938, he walked around 79,000 kilometers.

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This magnetic leader was not a strong advocate. He could not practice as an advocate in India due to his poor ability to question or give a speech on his witnesses.

In 1939, he wrote a request letter to Hitler to stop the war, but due to interference from the British government, he never reached his desired recipient.

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During his 40 years of struggle, Gandhi had written nearly 10 lakh words, that is, he used to write about 700 words every day.

He never won the Nobel Peace Prize, though he was named 4 times in 1937, 1938, 1939 and 1947.

Nearly 53 major roads in India and 48 roads around other parts of the world have been named after him.

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In 1930 Mahatma Gandhi was named Man of the Year of Time Magazine.

In November 2013, Gandhi's charkha auction was for 110,000 pounds. He used it in Yerwada jail in India when he was arrested during the Quit India Movement.

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Gandhi wrote his autobiography in Gujarati His personal assistant, Mr. Mahadev Desai, translated it into English. An autobiography entitled "My Experiments with Truth" was announced by HarperCollins Publishers as one of the "100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the 20th Century".


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