Gandhi married his wife, Kasturba, at the age of thirteen through an arranged marriage.
The couple had four children all sons. Harilal born in 1888; Manilal, born in 1892: Ramdas, born in 1897; and Devdas, born in 1900.
Two years later, he went to South Africa to do legal work, but he met with great discrimination, as did most Indians although they were British subjects and South Africa was under British rule.
After his years in South Africa, Gandhi returned to India where he quickly became the leader of the indian nationalist movement. He led the people in a fight of nonviolent resistance and protest to British rule.
Ironically, while on the way to a prayer meeting, an assassin's bullet killed this man of peace just twelve days after religious leaders agreed to stop fighting.
For Gandhi's funeral thousands gathered on the streets of New Delhi, India because "the crowds insisted they wished to see Gandhi's face one more time...All roads to Birla House were jammed."