Kasturba Gandhi

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Birthday
11, 1869
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Feb 22, 1944 (74)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
11, 1869
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Feb 22, 1944 (74)

About

Famous as the wife of Indian Independence Movement leader Mahatma Gandhi, she also had a prominent career as a political activist.

Before Fame

She grew up in Porbandar, Gujarat, India, as the daughter of Vrajkunwerba and Gokuladas Kapadia.

Trivia

In the early 1900s, while living with her husband in South Africa, she was imprisoned for her role in a labor protest.

Family Life

When she was only thirteen years old, she married the also-teenaged Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi); the couple later welcomed sons named Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas, and Devdas.

Associated With

She was a contemporary and acquaintance of the Nobel Prize-winning Indian author Rabindranath Tagore.