We call him the Mahathma or ‘Great Soul’.
We call him the father of our nation and celebrate his birthday, October 2nd, as a national holiday.
We call him as ‘Bapu’ in affection.
He was a practitioner of ‘ahimsa’ or non-violent protest as he employed non-cooperation, non-violence and peaceful resistance as his “weapons” in the struggle against British rule.
He’s influenced millions and was Time magazine’s Man Of The Year in 1930 and runner-up to the Person Of The Century Award.
And he dedicated his life to making Indians free.