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Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi was born in 1869 in Porbander, in the west of India. His father was a politician. Gandhi got married when he was 13 years old and he had four sons. At the age of 18, Gandhi travelled to Britain. He studied law at University of London, then worked in India for a few years. In 1893, he got a job as a lawyer in South Africa. At that time, black and white people in South Africa were not equal and Gandhi fought for the rights of black South Africans. In 1914, Gandhi moved back to India. The British ruled India and Indian people were not equal. Gandhi wanted the British to leave India, and wanted India to become independent. He was a peaceful man and against all forms of violence. In the end he won and the British left India in 1947. Gandhi continued to fight for the rights of the poor people and women in India, and he became a hero for millions of people. But some Hindu people hated him because he was friendly towards the Muslims in Pakistan. On 30 January 1948, A Hindu called Godse shot Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi’s birthday 2 October, is now a national.

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