Gandhi Ji was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times—in 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947, and, lastly, just a few days before his murder in January 1948—but he never took home the award.

According to historians, Gandhi ji received the title "Mahatma" from poet and Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore.

According to reports, he addressed the German dictator Adolf Hitler in a letter as "Dear Friend" and urged him to put an end to the war. Hitler never responded.

A 13 year old Gandhi weds 14 year old Kasturba in 1882.

He was a keen football supporter and founded two clubs—one in Johannesburg and the other in Pretoria—during his time in South Africa.

Twenty-one years after his passing, the nation that he battled for India's independence, Great Britain, issued a stamp in his honour.

The funeral procession for Gandhi reportedly drew a big crowd and covered eight kilometres.

Mahatma Gandhi was named Time Magazine's Man of the Year in 1930.

Gandhi authored a number of books on nutrition and health and is said to have created a diet plan for Subhash Chandra Bose.

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