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'Not giving Nobel Peace Prize to Gandhi was biggest omission'

October 17, 2006 09:06 IST

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Not conferring the Nobel Peace Prize to Mahatma Gandhi was the 'biggest omission' made so far by the committee that decides the prestigious global award, the director of Norwegian Nobel Institute has said.

Geir Lundestand told Indian journalists in the Norwegian capital Oslo that there was an intention but since Gandhi passed away in 1948, the idea of conferring the Mahatma with Nobel prize was dropped.

It was the biggest omission by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee so far, Lundestand, who is also Secretary to the secretive five-member Nobel Comittee, was quoted as saying.

Lundestand said Gandhi was a leading condender for the Prize many times but his assassination in 1948 was what scuttled it.

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Number of User Comments: 4

Sub: Now they wake up

Let me tell the nobel prize wala that our Mahatma does not require Nobel prize. He is the greatest human being born. Jai hind.

Posted by ahmed

Sub: Nobel Prize

Gandhi understood all religions better than the mullahs, the padres,the pandit and the monk. In fact he was doer without miracles, without any commandments or ...

Posted by gajanan

Sub: gandhi

so why they waited till 1948 to think about it giving him would have enhanced the nobel prize more than than gandhijis value

Posted by j

Sub: Gandhi should have won peace Noble ??????

Why? What did he give for the Country other than Misery? India got independece not becuase of him but because of RSS, Netaji Subhas chandra ...

Posted by raghava



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