Indian lawyer, activist and statesman Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948) recuperating after being severely beaten on 10th February as he was making his way to a registration office, South Africa, 18th February 1908. His assailant, Mir Al'am, was a former client of Pathan origin, who considered Gandhi's voluntary registration under the South African government's Asiatic Registration Act as a betrayal. (Photo by Dinodia Photos/Getty Images) Pathan  was Gandhi's clientapplying for registration