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Gandhiji
            A heroic person can be considered as one who is willing to stand by his principles regardless of the consequence, is a leader or a pioneer in his field, and is looked upto by people and sets an example for others to follow. One great man who possessed all these great qualities was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. At, an outer appearance, he was a man of simple means, but later turned out to be an individual with great principles. This great man tookhis first breath in this world in the year of 1869, in a wealthy business class family. The roots of Gandhi principles can be found in his early life, when Gandhi learned and adhered the consepts of non-injury to living beings, vegetarianism, fasting for self-purification, and mutual tolerance between members of various creeds and sects.
            Gandhi believed that everyone should have equal treatment, and this can be seen in one incident that occurred when he was in England to pursue his education. In those times non-white men were not allowed the same priveleges as them. Gandhi believing that all men are equal, got on a train from which he was promptly told to depart, he even tried to reason with the gentleman and almost got arrested for sticking to his beliefs. Gandhi founded a political party in South Africa, that tried to get Indian people their rights in South Africa. Later, after seeing the oppresion of Indians by the British in India, he decided to fight for their cause. He was a wealthy man in his own way, so he did not really need to worry about the poor people, but he stuck to his beliefs. When the country was immersed in bloodshed and turmoil Gandhi stepped in and guided them to the path of non-violence. Like a true hero he led the people onto the right track for achieving their goals.
          There were many other freedom fighters in Indi at that time, but they all took the route of non-violence. But in the end, it was Gandhi's method of non-violence that succeeded in establishing...

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