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Happy Birthday “Great Soul” Gandhi-ji

As much of the world recognizes, including Google users, today it the 140th birthday of Bapu Gandhi. He was named TIME’s Man of the Century. The accompanying photo essay says:

Gandhi’s death on January 30, 1948, at the hands of a fanatic Hindu in Delhi signaled an end to an era. To the thousands shown above who attended his funeral, the new fight ahead was to secure India’s status as a modern, secular state. Though he was idolized for his role in the struggle for independence, Gandhi’s own desire for an epitaph was characteristically modest: “The only virtue I want to claim is truth and non-violence. I lay no claim to superhuman powers. I want none.”

Here’s very early talkie footage of an interview with Mahatma Gandhi.

And here is Gandhi-ji talking about the force of God.

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