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RARE PHOTOS: Remembering The Mahatma

Last updated on: October 03, 2013 13:55 IST

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As the country comes together to remember Father of the Nation Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on his 144th birth anniversary, we take a look at some archival photographs of the life and times of the man who made the biggest contribution in shaping India’s future.

Opening photograph: An 18-year-old Mahatma Gandhi clicked in this 1887 photograph.

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Mahatma Gandhi seen in this 1903 photograph when he was practising as an attorney in South Africa.

He is seated in front of a window bearing his name, on the left is H S L Polak, then his clerk. The woman is Miss Schlesin, a Russian.

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A young Mahatma Gandhi seen in this photograph clicked in 1900.

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Mahatma Gandhi, by then the leader of Indian National Congress and organizer of the passive Non Cooperation Movement, seen with his wife Kasturba Gandhi in this 1922 photograph.

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Mahatma Gandhi reads his letters while living in seclusion in 1924 after being released from prison.

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Mahatma Gandhi at a spinning wheel during a 'charkha' demonstration in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh in June, 1925.

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Premier of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek with his wife Soong May-ling stand either side of Mahatma Gandhi after a meeting in New Delhi in 1930.

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Mahatma Gandhi leading the ‘Salt March’ in protest against British government’s monopoly on salt production, in 1930.

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Mahatma Gandhi with Sarojini Naidu and other followers during the ‘Salt March’ in 1930.

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Mahatma Gandhi meets women of Darwen, Lancashire, during his visit to England in 1931.

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A 1931 photograph of a smiling Mahatma Gandhi.

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John Tussaud, son of Marie Tussaud, working on a waxwork of Mahatma Gandhi for Madame Tussaud's in London in September, 1931.

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Mahatma Gandhi leaves the Friends' Meeting House, Euston Road, London after attending the Round Table Conference on Indian constitutional reform in 1931.

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Mahatma Gandhi at Boulogne station in France with Sarojini Naidu on his way to England to attend the Round Table Conference in 1931 as the representative of the Indian nationals.

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Mahatma Gandhi seen spinning in his cabin on board a ship to England in 1931. Sir P Pattani, prime minister of Bharnagar, rests beside him.

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Mahatma Gandhi with Charlie Chaplin in London in 1931.

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Mahatma Gandhi with British politician George Lansbury and a group of children at Kingsley Hall in the East End of London. Gandhi stayed at the hall during his visit to London in 1931 to attend the Round Table Conference.

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Mahatma Gandhi working at his spinning wheel after his release from Yeravada prison in Pune in 1933.

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Members of the Indian National Congress (foreground left to right) Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose and Vallabhai Patel during the 51st National Congress in Surat in 1938.

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Mahatma Gandhi leaves the Presidency Jail in Calcutta after interviewing political prisoners in 1938.

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Mahatma Gandhi with a group of Congressmen at the frontier between India and Afghanistan in 1938.

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Mahatma Gandhi leaves the home of Muhammad Ali Jinnah en route to the Viceroy's Lodge in Delhi, on November 24, 1939.

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Mahatma Gandhi on his way by rickshaw to the Viceregal Lodge to meet the Viceroy of India in 1940.

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Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru in conversation at the All-India Congress committee meeting in Bombay in 1946.

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Mahatma Gandhi meets the Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten and his wife at the Viceroy's House in New Delhi in April, 1947.

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Mahatma Gandhi seen in this 1945 photograph.


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