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mahatma British & World English

(In South Asia) a revered person regarded with love and respect; a holy person or sage

Gandhi, Mahatma British & World English

(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