Manilal Mohandas Gandhi

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Manilal Mohandas Gandhi

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Rajkot, Gujarat, India
Death: April 5, 1956 (63)
Durban, Durban Metro, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (Cerebral thrombosis following a stroke)
Immediate Family:

Son of Mahatma Gandhi, महात्मा and Kasturba Gandhi
Husband of Private
Father of Sita Dhairyabala Dhupelia; Private and Private User
Brother of Harilal Mohandas Gandhi; Ramdas Gandhi and Devdas Gandhi

Managed by: Unmesh Mashruwala
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About Manilal Mohandas Gandhi

He was the second of four sons by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi. Manilal was born in Rajkot, India. In 1897 Manilal traveled to South Africa for the first time, where he spent time working at the Phoenix Ashram near Durban. After a brief visit to India, in 1917 Manilal returned to South Africa to assist in printing the Indian Opinion a Gujarati-English weekly publication, at Phoenix, Durban. By 1918, Manilal was doing most of the work for the press and took over in 1920 as editor. Like his father, Manilal was also sent to jail several times by the British colonial government after protesting against unjust laws. He remained editor until 1956, the year of his death. Manilal died from a cerebral thrombosis following a stroke.

In 1927, Manilal married Sushila Mashruwala, and had two daughters, Sita (1928) and Ela (1940), and one son, Arun (1934). Arun and Ela are also social-political activists. Uma D. Mesthrie, Manilal's Granddaughter (Sita's daughter), recently published a biography on Manilal.


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Manilal Mohandas Gandhi's Timeline

October 28, 1892
Rajkot, Gujarat, India
September 22, 1928
Age 35
Durban, Natal, South Africa
April 5, 1956
Age 63
Durban, Durban Metro, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa