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circa 1935: Indian spiritual and political leader Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1935:  Indian spiritual and political leader Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948).  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Indian statesman and activist Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), circa 1940. (Photo by Dinodia Photos/Getty Images)

Indian statesman and activist Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), circa 1940.  (Photo by Dinodia Photos/Getty Images)

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Indian statesman and activist Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948) with two of his grandaughters at Birla House in New Delhi, India, circa 1945. (Photo by Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Indian statesman and activist Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948) with two of his grandaughters at Birla House in New Delhi, India, circa 1945. (Photo by Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

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1947: Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 - 1948) at the beginning of a fast. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

1947:  Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 - 1948) at the beginning of a fast.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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16th September 1947: Indian philosopher, statesman and nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 - 1948), with Lord Listowel, Secretary of State for Burma, at Government House, New Delhi. Their meeting took place shortly after Gandhi's fast, taken in protest to violent disturbances in Calcutta. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

16th September 1947:  Indian philosopher, statesman and nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 - 1948), with Lord Listowel, Secretary of State for Burma, at Government House, New Delhi. Their meeting took place shortly after Gandhi's fast, taken in protest to violent disturbances in Calcutta.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)