Mahatma Gandhi’s 151st Birth Anniversary: A Glimpse into his Rare Moments

Mahatma Gandhi enjoys a laugh with his two granddaughters Ava and Manu at Birla House in New Delhi.


Mahatma Gandhi receives a donation in a train compartment. Acharya Kripalani and Radhakrishna Bajaj are looking through the window.


Mohandas K. Gandhi hears the whispered suggestion of Mahadev Desai his Secretary, while Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru sits serenely in the foreground.


Gandhi writing at Birla House.


Gandhi standing on a balcony with his wife Kasturba Gandhi.


Mahatma Gandhi observes leprosy bacteria through a microscope at Sevagram Ashram.



Mahatma Gandhi giving a speech before a group of boy scouts in Madras.


Mahatma Gandhi recuperating after being severely beaten, as he was making his way to a registration office, South Africa.


Mahatma Gandhi in the garden of his home with Abha Gandhi and dr. Sushila Nayyar, In the background li. H. S. Suhrawardy.


Mahatma Gandhi with George Lansbury and a group of children at Kingsley Hall in the East End of London.


Mahatma Gandhi when a young boy.


Mahatma Gandhi walking with Indira Nehru (Indira Gandhi), daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru.


Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa.


Mahatma Gandhi with his old friend Nawab of Dera.


Mahatma Gandhi with writer Rabindranath Tagore in Santiniketan.


Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi.


Mahatma Gandhi on the salt marsh at the forbidden salt production as protest and violent resistance against the salt mining monopoly of the British colonial government in Dandi.


Mahatma Gandhi with a patient at a leper colony in Ashram.


Indian thinker, statesman and nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 – 1948), as a law student.


The niece of Mahatma Gandhi places flower petals on his brow as he lies in state at Birla House, New Delhi, after his assassination. Immediately after this picture was taken the procession left for the burning ghat on the banks of the river Jumna, where the cremation took place.