10 Things You Might Not Know About Mahatma Gandhi

#5. The Irish Accent

It is said that Gandhi spoke English with an Irish accent. This is attributed to the fact that his first teacher was an Irishman and Gandhi picked up his accent from him.

#6. Walking Enthusiast

Showing his love for walking, he called it the “the prince of exercises”. It began during his high school days when he would go for long walks instead of opting for organized sports. During his days as a Law student in London, he would walk as much as 8 – 10 miles a day, this also saved him a lot of money. He said that these long walks were what gave him a strong body and kept him practically free of illness during his stay in England.

All of that is evident from his Salt March of 1930 wherein he walked 241 miles!

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