Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Bapu the father of the nation and Mahatma the great soul was born at Porbandar on 2nd October, Karamchand was his father and Putlibai was his mother. His father was a hereditary diwan of a petty princely state in erstwhile Kathiwara. They belonged to the caste of Vaishya. He passed matriculation at the age of 17 and then studied for some time in a college at Bhavnagar.
He was born on 2nd October at Porbandar, in Gujarat. Gandhi studied law in London and became a barrister. He went to South Africa to work as a lawyer. The white people in South Africa treated the natives and the Indians settled there badly.