Happy Gandhi Jayanti!

Happy Gandhi Jayanti!

Today is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948), the most significant leader of the Indian independence movement.

Throughout his lifetime and to this day, he continues to have a great influence on freedom and civil rights movements across the world.

In 1998, Time Magazine published “*Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century*”, where Mahatma Gandhi was the only person from India who ranked on the list. He was runner-up along with Franklin D. Roosevelt, while Einstein ranked as the no.1 Person of the Century.

In a 2000 BBC poll, Gandhi was voted as the [greatest person](http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/583427.stm) of the millennium.

As of the 21st century, more than [150 countries](https://www.indiatoday.in/latest-headlines/story/stamps-on-mahatma-gandhi-in-150-countries-30857-2008-10-02) have issued his stamp and more than [100 countries](https://www.orissapost.com/at-least-100-countries-have-gandhiji-statues/) have his statue.

Let’s commemorate this greatest worldwide icon!

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