Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) was India's political and spiritual leader during its independence movement. He
is mostly known for his devotion to the idea of peaceful, non-violent resistance. His real name is
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the word "mahatma" is an honorific which means "great soul".
The first picture shows Gandhi in 1906 during his years in South Africa.
The second picture shows Gandhi on a Russian stamp. As an opponent of imperialism and the British Empire, Gandhi has
been extremely popular in Russia.
The third picture is a photograph of Gandhi during his visit to London in 1931.
The fourth picture shows Gandhi during his famous fasting.