1. The football lover
Gandhiji was a huge football buff! Although he never played the game professionally, he was a great football fan. During his stay in South Africa, Gandhiji formed two football clubs-one in Johannesburg and the other in Pretoria.
2. Defeating a Satyagrahi
On one occasion, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Gandhi’s mentor was unwell, so Gandhiji put him on a strict diet. Gokhale protested against this, but Gandhiji was not to be budged.
3. An impression forever
It’s said that when people met Gandhiji once, they remembered him forever!
4. A poet’s present
The poet Rabindranath Tagore gave the title Mahatma to Gandhiji.
5. A kurta for Gandhiji
Once, in a gathering, a little boy approached Gandhiji. He was distressed to see the way Gandhiji was dressed. Such a great man, yet he didn’t even wear a shirt, the boy wondered.
6. A diet plan for Netaji
In 1936, Gandhiji made a diet chart for Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, one of his fiercest political opponents.