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Gandhi, Mahatma

Pronunciation: /ˈɡandi/
/ˈɡɑːndi/
(1869–1948), Indian nationalist and spiritual leader; full name Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He became prominent in the opposition to British rule in India, pursuing a policy of non-violent civil disobedience. He never held government office, but was regarded as the country’s supreme political and spiritual leader; he was assassinated by a Hindu following his agreement to the creation of the state of Pakistan.

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