Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi is called the father of the nation. He was born on 2 October 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat. His father was a Diwan at Rajkot. His mother was a pious lady. After getting his early education at Rajkot, he went to England for his higher studies. He returned as barrister. Even as a child, he loved honesty. Once, an inspector came to his class and asked him to spell a word. He did not the answer. The teacher hinted him about the spelling but he did not hesitate in telling the inspector that he did not know the answer. He also believed in truth and non-violence. He was a lover of humanity and he loved the Harijans. All his life he worked for them. He hated racial discrimination and fought for South Africans who were ill-treated by the white race. He fought for India’s freedom. It was under his leadership that we won freedom on 15th August 1947. He turned the British out of the country. All the people loved him and called him Bapuji. He was a very pious man. His favourite song was “Raghupati Raghav Raj Ram; Patit Pawan Sita Ram”. Every day he spun for two hours. He said that we should boycott the foreign clothes, and should wear self-spun khadi clothes. He lived a very humble life. This great son of India was assassinated by a misguided youth named Nath Ram Godse on 30th January 1948. The whole nation mourned his death. The last words uttered by him were “Hey Ram”. 30th January is observed as Marty’s Day. He is dead but his deals can never die. His name has become immortal in the history of our country.