On January 30th, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. He is well known around the world for, among other things, his contribution to the Indian National Movement. He believed that the core of every religion is truth and non-violence. He always believed in living our lives to the fullest. Many great leaders, like Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr., were inspired by his teachings of non-violence. To remember this great personality, here are 5 unknown facts about Mahatma Gandhi. , , supported the British Empire, During the Second Boer War, Gandhi supported the British in South Africa. He organized the Indian Ambulance Corps and gathered around 1,100 Indians for the British. He did so in the hope of stopping the mistreatment of Indians in South Africa, but the British continued to torture them, and their aspirations did not come to fruition in South Africa. Nobel Prize in Peace, Gandhi was nominated five times for the Nobel Peace Prize but was not awarded a single time. According to various sources, he was finally awarded in 1948, but a few days before receiving the award, he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. In that year, the Nobel Peace Prize was not awarded to anyone. 48 roads are named after him. The most frequently used road name in India is “Mahatma Gandhi Road.” You can see MG roads in almost all the states and many of their districts. In South India, there are alternate names for MG roads. There are also some roads named after Mahatma Gandhi in foreign countries. In total, there are 48 roads named after Mahatma Gandhi. In an 8-kilometer-long funeral procession, Gandhi was cremated on February 2, 1948, on the banks of the river Yamuna. There were tears in every eye present. The funeral procession was 8 kilometers long, and it took more than 5 hours for the procession to reach Birla House and Raj Ghat. Over 2,100 people came to pay their respects to him. “Person of the Century” runner-up, Gandhi was the runner-up for Time magazine’s “Person of the Century” award. In the same year, Albert Einstein was also nominated for the award and was awarded instead of Gandhi. The magazine belonged to America, where Einstein was born; that is the main reason why Gandhi did not get the award.

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