He is the founder and leader of the Swadhyaya Movement.
He won the Templeton Award in 1997 which carries a purse of US$1.2 million in recognition of his movement, which has liberated hundred of villagers in India from bondage of casteism and other social vices.
He won the Magsaysay Award in 1996.
He is affectionately known as 'dadaji'.
First martyr of India's Freedom Movement on March 29, 1857.
He instigated his comrades to fight against the use of greased cartridges and sparked off the Sepoy Mutiny. He was court martialled and hanged.
Father of JAWAHARLAL NEHRU, was a nationalist leader of the Gandhian era, and a noted lawyer of the Allahabad High Court.
Elected as Congress President twice; Leader of the Opposition in the Central Legislative Assembly; prepared a draft Constitution for India.
He donated his palatial house, Anand Bhavan (later known as Swaraj Bhavan), to the Congress Party.
He was the founder of the daily Independent (1919). He founded Swaraj Party along with C.R.DAS.