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The family of Mahatma Gandhi

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Gandhi family
Mohandas K. Gandhi, portrait.jpg
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Current regionIndian
Place of originGujarat, India
MembersK. U. Gandhi (father)
Mohandas Gandhi
Kasturba Gandhi (wife)
Harilal Gandhi (son)
Manilal Gandhi (son)
Ramdas Gandhi (son)
Devdas Gandhi (son)
Connected membersRajmohan Gandhi (grandson)
Gopalkrishna Gandhi (grandson)
Ramchandra Gandhi (grandson)
Arun Manilal Gandhi (grandson)
Sunanda Gandhi
Tushar Gandhi (great-grandson)
Shanti Gandhi(great-grandson)
Connected familiesC. Rajagopalachari
DistinctionsFather of the Nation (Mahatma Gandhi)
Estate(s)Gandhi Smriti

The Gandhi family is the family of Mohandas Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948). Gandhi was the distinguished leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Mahatma : is also called the Father of the Nation or "Bapu" as the prime minister called him at his funeral; a title given to him by Subhas Chandra Bose on 6 July 1944 during his address on the Singapore Radio. On 28 April 1947, Sarojini Naidu too referred Gandhi with the title Father of the Nation.[1] Gandhi is also referred to as Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for "father", in India. In common parlance in India he is often called Gandhi ji. An anonymous journalist from Jetpur town in Saurashtra he has also been referd to (mostly by British officials) as Gae-ndy or Ga-ndhi as in the a makes an "ah" sound, in an anonymous letter referred Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi as Mahatma (Sanskrit: "high-souled", "venerable"),[2] for the first time while he was still in South Africa.[3] Gandhi's family consists of him, his wife and his five sons(He had another son who died within the few days after birth).

Family tree of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi. Source: Gandhi Ashram Sabarmati

First generation[edit]

  • Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi (1822 - 1885)

Second generation[edit]

  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
  • Kasturba Gandhi (1869 - 1944)

Third generation[edit]

  • Harilal Gandhi
  • Manilal Gandhi
  • Ramdas Gandhi
  • Devdas Gandhi
  • Maganlal Gandhi
  • Samaldas Gandhi

Fourth generation[edit]

  • Rajmohan Gandhi
  • Gopalkrishna Gandhi
  • Ramchandra Gandhi
  • Arun Manilal Gandhi
  • Sunanda Gandhi
  • Ela Gandhi
  • Kanu Gandhi (photographer)
  • Kanu Gandhi (scientist)

Fifth generation[edit]

  • Tushar Gandhi
  • Shanti Gandhi
  • Leela Gandhi
  • Kirti Menon


  1. "Father of The Nation". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. "Mahatma name". behindthename.com. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  3. "Mahatma title to Bapu". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 January 2017.

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