Haribal Gandhi

1888–1948 (Age 60)
Porbandar, Gujarāt, India

The Life of Haribal

When Haribal Gandhi was born in 1888, in Porbandar, Gujarāt, India, his father, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was 19 and his mother, Kasturba, was 42. He married Gulab about 1904, in India. He died on 19 June 1948, in New Delhi, Delhi, India, at the age of 60.

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Haribal Gandhi
Marriage: about 1904

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about 1904

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Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat, Bombay city, Rajasthan, Panjab): Hindu (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 occurs 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 Panjab.

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

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