Brief Life History of Gandhi

When Gandhi was born in 1885, in Porbandar, Gujarat, India, his father, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was 16 and his mother, Kasturbai Makhanji Kapadia, was 16. He died in 1885, at the age of 0.

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Kasturbai Makhanji Kapadia
Harilal Mohandas Gandhi
Manilal Mohandas Gandhi
Randas Mohandas Gandhi
Devdas Mohandas Gandhi

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    Some characteristic forenames: Indian Rajesh, Ashok, Ramesh, Pravin, Bharat, Dilip, Sanjay, Dinesh, Suresh, Anil, Mukesh, Rajendra.

    Indian (Gujarat, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Punjab): Bania, Vania, Arora, Jat, Jain, Parsi, and Sikh occupational name meaning ‘perfume seller’ in modern Indic languages, from Sanskrit gāndhika, from gandha ‘perfume’. In Gujarati the word also means ‘grocer’ or ‘pharmacist’. This name is found chiefly in Gujarat among Vanias and Parsis. It is also found among the Oswal Banias of Rajasthan and among the Aroras and the Jats of the Punjab.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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