Mahatma Gandhi

Indian navy sailors participate at a function to pay respect at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, on his death anniversary in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 30, 2014. The day when Gandhi was shot and killed in 1948 by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist, is marked as Martyrs' Day in the country.

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Navy sailors participate in a ceremony at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, on the anniversary of his death in New Delhi, India. Gandhi was shot and killed on January 30 1948 by Nathuram Godse. 

An Indian school student dressed as Mahatma Gandhi (C) sits with fellow students as they take part in state formation day celebrations in Hyderabad

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An Indian school student dressed as Mahatma Gandhi is among those taking part in state formation day celebrations in Hyderabad in India on Friday.

Indian children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi assemble at an event to mark Gandhiís birth anniversary in Chennai, India, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.

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Children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi gather in Chennai to mark the anniversary of the birth of India’s political and spiritual leader 

An Indian civic worker cleans a statue o...An Indian civic worker cleans a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Mumbai on September 30, 2012 ahead of Gandhi's 144th birth anniversary. Indians all over the country celebrate Gandhi's birthday with prayers and various social activities as a mark of respect to Gandhi, famed as the torchbearer of India's fight against British rule. TOPSHOTS      AFP PHOTO/ Indranil MUKHERJEEINDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian civic worker cleans a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Mumbai ahead of the 144th anniversary of his birth. India celebrates Gandhi’s birthday with prayers and social activities as a mark of respect to the country’s spiritual and political leader who led India to independence from Britain in 1947