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Lot 29: Mahatma Gandhi
Rare Autograph, Manuscripts & Book & Aviation Auction
27 October 2016
Miami, FL, USA
A framed photo of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), with a signed card "M K Gandhi / 24 9 39". Photo 4 3/8" x 5 7/8", signed card 3.75" x 1 7/8".
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (l2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma (Sanskrit: "high-souled", "venerable")—applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa, is now used worldwide. He is also called Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for "father", "papa" in India. In common parlance in India he is often called Gandhiji. He is unofficially called the Father of the Nation.
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