Mahatma Gandhi is famously known as the ‘Father of the Nation’ and is remembered for playing a vital role in India’s independence. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, born to a merchant family in coastal Gujarat, was inspired to fight for his nation’s freedom after he experienced racial discrimination in South Africa. Gandhi understood the need to liberate India from the British rule and chose the path of truth and non-violence to succeed. Regarded as ‘Bapu’, Gandhi led the war of Independence and inspired other fellow Indians to join the freedom movement. This great leader urged his countrymen to abolish British goods, mainly clothes and encouraged the use of the ‘Khadi’ fabric. Gandhi is best known for his initiatives such as ‘Satyagraha’, ‘Dandi March’ and ‘Quit India Movement’, which shook the foundations of the British regime. Gandhi also led nationwide campaigns to eradicate poverty, fight for women's rights, creating harmony, as well as fighting for the rights of the downtrodden, who were considered ‘untouchables’. For his great deeds and thoughts, this great leader continues to be a source of inspiration for many across the world even today.