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Mahatma Gandhi, my inspiration: Obama
July 11, 2008 21:57 IST
The Democratic Party candidate has spoken highly about Gandhi, saying the apostle of peace reminds him about the real message of life.
He cites this as the reason for having Mahatma Gandhi's portrait in his Senate office. It is 'to remind me that real results will come not just from Washington -- they will come from the people'.
Obama is also said to be a believer in Lord Hanuman [Images] and keeps his statue as a lucky charm.
He talked about the rural development work his mother did in India and said he was 'fortunate' to have close Indian-American friends.
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