Mahatma Gandhi was the Great Leader
    NAME                : Mahatma Gandhi
    OCCUPATION   : Anti-War Activist
    BIRTH DATE      : October 02, 1869
    DEATH DATE     : January 30, 1948
    EDUCATION      : Samaldas College at Bhavnagar, Gujarat, 
                                  University College London

The word Mahatma means great soul. This name was not given Gandhi at birth by his parents, but many years later by the Indian people when they discovered they had a Mahatma in their midst. He was a  greatest human being the 20th century has seen.

Early years
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, India, a seacoast town in the Kathiawar Peninsula north of Bombay, India. His wealthy family was from one of the higher castes (Indian social classes). He was the fourth child of Karamchand Gandhi, prime minister to the raja (ruler) of three small city-states, and Purtlibai, his fourth wife. Gandhi described his mother as a deeply religious woman who attended temple (a place for religious worship) service daily. Mohandas was a small, quiet boy who disliked sports and was only an average student. At the age of thirteen he did not even know in advance that he was to marry Kasturbai, a girl his own age. The childhood ambition of Mohandas was to study medicine, but as this was considered beneath his caste, his father persuaded him to study law instead. After his marriage Mohandas finished high school and tutored his wife.
In September 1888 Gandhi went to England to study. Before leaving India, he promised his mother he would try not to eat meat. He was an even stricter vegetarian while away than he had been at home. In England he studied law but never completely adjusted to the English way of life. He became a lawyer in 1891 and sailed for Bombay. He attempted unsuccessfully to practice law in Rajkot and Bombay, then for a brief period served as lawyer for the prince of Porbandar.

1869 - October 2, Mohandas Gandhi was born in Porbandar,India

1876 - Gandhi moves with his family to Rajkot, India

 1883 - Gandhi gets married at the age of thirteen to Kasturbaz Makanji         

 1888 - Gandhi sails to England so that he can study law

1891 - Gandhi returns to India and begins to practice law

1893 - Gandhi accepts a job in South Africa

1903 - Gandhi decides to open a law office in  Johannesberg,South Africa

1906 - Gandhi organizes his first protest against anti-Indian   laws  in South Africa

1908 - Gandhi is imprisoned in South Africa

1915 - Gandhi returns to India

1922 - After a big trial, Gandhi is sentenced to six years in jail

1930 - Gandhi has to go to jail for breaking India's Salt Laws

1932 - Gandhi fasts to protest treatment of Untouchables

1934 - He launches the All Indian Village Industries Association

1942 - Gandhi begins the nationwide "Quit India" movement

1944 - Gandhi's wife dies at age seventy-four

1947 - India gets its independence from the British

1948 - On January 30, Gandhi is killed at a prayer meeting in  Dehli