The indian history lovers are always curious about Mahatma Gandhi Family Tree and the Gandhi Family members who aren’t famous as M.K Gandhi Himself. Be it Gandhi’s sons or Gandhiji’s mother and Gandhi ji’s father, you would be surprised after seeing these rare vintage photos and information not much people know about.
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Mahatma Gandhi Family Tree
The history of Mahatma Gandhi family members and Mahatma Gandhi family tree is well documented as he was the considered the father of the nation.
You can find information about Mahatma Gandhi family tree in the following chart.
Gandhi Family Members
Gandhi’s Father – Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi
(Mahatma Gandhi father name in Hindi – करमचन्द उत्तमचंद गाँधी)
Mahatma Gandhi father name was Karam Chand Gandhi (complete name Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi )(1822-1885) also known as Kaba Gandhi. Gandhi’s father was well-known in Porbandar. He served as the Prime Minister of the Porbandar State, (Dewan of Rajkot and Bikaner). Kaba Gandhi was a man of principles.
Gandhi’s mother – Putlibai Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi Mother name was PutliBai Gandhi(1839-1891). Putlibai was a very religious lady. Mahatma Gandhi inherited the qualities of his mother Putilibai
Mahatma Gandhi’s wife – Kasturba Gandhi (Ba)
Wife of Mahatma Gandhi was Kasturba Gandhi. Gandhiji was married to Kasturbai (Kasturba) Gandhi in 1883 when he was 13 years old and his wife Kasturba was 14 years old. She is also known as ‘Ba’. In those days, child marriages were common. Kasturba stood by Gandhiji all her life and took part in the freedom struggle. She even went to jail with him few times. They loved each other immensely.
Kasturba Gandhi Death
Kasturba Gandhi spent her final days at Aga Khan Palace in Poona, where she and Mahatma Gandhi were house arrested by the British government.She passed away on 22 February 1944. Gandhiji stayed beside her in her final moments.
Mahatma Gandhi Siblings
M.K Gandhi had three siblings. Two brothers & one sister. Brothers Laxmidas Karamchand Gandhi, Karsandas Gandhi, and sister Raliatbehn Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi Sons
How many children did Gandhi have?
Gandhiji and Kasturba Gandhi had 4 sons. Mahatma Gandhi sons names were Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas and Devdas.
Mahatma Gandhi Daughter name ?
Mahatma Gandhi & Kasturba Gandhi didn’t have any daughter. They only had 4 sons.
but Gandhi ji adopted a girl named ‘Laxmi’. She was the daughter of Dudabhai and Daniben who was Dalits and came to live at Gandhi’s Ashram.
Gandhiji and his son Harilal shared a very strange relationship, Harilal Gandhi couldn’t live up to Gandhiji’s expectations and got misguided in his life. A movie was also made on this story called as ‘Gandhi-my Father’ featuring Akshay Khanna as Harilal Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi Grandchildren
Rajmohan Gandhi (Grandson)
Rajmohan Gandhi is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. He is a historian and a biographer. In 2002 he received the Sahitya Akademi Award for his ‘Rajaji: A Life, a biography of Chakravarti Rajagopalachari’. He briefly joined the AamAdami Party of Arvind Kejriwal but later left due to the difference of opinion with other leaders. He has also been a member of RajyaSabah. You can get more of his information on his website. http://www.rajmohangandhi.com/
Rajmohan Gandhi’s association with AAP(Aam Adami party) was controversial. As Aam Adami Party couldn’t live upto Gandhi’s & Anna Hazare’s expectations. Aam Adami party was found itself in corruptions and treason, hence Rajmohan Gandhi probably left Aam Adami party.
Arun Manilal Gandhi (Grandson)
Arun Manilal Gandhi (b.1934) is an Indo-American socio-political activist. He is the fifth grandson of Mohandas Gandhi & Son of Manilal Gandhi.. You can find more about him on his official website http://www.arungandhi.org/
Gopalkrishna Devdas Gandhi (Grandson)
Gopalkrishna Gandhi (b.1946) is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. He is the son of Devdas Gandhi. He is a retired IAS officer and a diplomat. He was also the Governor of West Bengal from 2004-2009.
Ela Gandhi (Grand Daughter)
Ela Gandhi (b.1940), is the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, Ela is a peace activist and was an M.P(Member of Parliament) in South Africa from 1994 to 2004, where she represented the African National Congress (ANC) party representing the Phoenix area of Inanda in the KwaZulu-Natal province. The Government of India conferred her with The title of Padma Bhushan in 2007.
The work of Ela Gandhi was always notable. She was always by the side of MAhatma Gandhi whenever he needed her. She was also with Gandhi the day he was assassinated.
Shanti Harilal Gandhi (Grandson)
Shanti Harilal Gandhi is an India-born American cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon. He is the son of Harilal gandhi. And is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 52nd District since 2013. Shanti Harilal Gandhi is really a renowned surgeon and a respected politician.
Ramchandra Devdas Gandhi (Grandson)
Ramchandra Gandhi (1937 – 2007) was an Indian philosopher. Ramchandra was the son of Devdas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi’s youngest son) and Lakshmi (daughter of Rajaji). Laxmi was like a adopted daughter of Gandhi ji, she was from the family of untouchables but gandhi kept her along with him and probably married her with Ramchandra Gandhi.
Other Gandhi descendants
Leela Gandhi (Great Grand-Daughter)
Leela Ramchandra Gandhi was born in Mumbai(1966). She is daughter of the late Indian philosopher- Ramchandra Devdas Gandhi and the great-grand daughter of Gandhi ji. Currently is a professor of Humanities & English at Brown University. She also taught at the University of Chicago, Delhi University, and La Trobe University.
Tushar Arun Gandhi – Great Grandson
Tushar Arun Gandhi (b.1960) is the son of journalist Arun Manilal Gandhi. He is the grandson of Manilal Gandhi and great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhiji. He is also a journalist and head ‘Mahatma Gandhi Foundation’ in Mumbai. Tarun Gandhi is associated with Gandhi Sarvodaya Foundation in Mumbai. He is very active in spreading the message of Mahatma Gandhi. He can be seen in various events and activities related to Gandhi ji. But a few years ago he was into the middle of controversies when he tried to deal with a credit card company to use the image of Gandhiji on credit cards for commercial use. Many patriotic organizations condemned this act and asked him to withdraw.
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