Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
Gandhi is often called Bapu in India, a term of endearment that means "father."
Gandhi fought for much more than independence.
He called the untouchables harijans, which means "children of God."
Gandhi ate fruit, nuts, and seeds for five years, but when he got sick, he went back to being a strict vegetarian.
He used to drink goat milk.
Nutritionists working for the government were asked to explain how Gandhi could go 21 days without eating.
Gandhi was not allowed to be in official photos while he was fasting.