Harilal Mohandas Gandhi

23 August 1888–18 June 1948 (Age 59)
Delhi, India

The Life of Harilal Mohandas

When Harilal Mohandas Gandhi was born on 23 August 1888, in Delhi, India, his father, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was 18 and his mother, Kasturba Gandhi, was 19. He married Gulab in 1904, in India. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 18 June 1948, in Bombay, Mahārāshtra, India, at the age of 59.

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Harilal Mohandas Gandhi
Marriage: 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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  • Hiralal M Gandhi, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Hiralal M Gandhi, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Harilal Mahatma Gandhi, "Find A Grave Index"

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