Devdas Gandhi

Devdas Gandhi
Born (1900-05-22)22 May 1900
South Africa
Died 3 August 1957(1957-08-03) (aged 57)
Cause of death liver disease
Nationality Indian
Spouse(s) Lakshmi[1][2]

Devdas Gandhi (22 May 1900 – 3 August 1957) was the fourth and youngest son of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was born in South Africa and returned to India with his parents as a young man. He became active in his father's movement, spending many terms in jail. He also became a prominent journalist, serving as editor of Hindustan Times.

Devdas fell in love with Lakshmi, the daughter of C. Rajagopalachari, Devdas's father's associate in the Indian independence struggle. Due to Lakshmi's age at that time  she was only fifteen, whereas Devdas was twenty eight years  both Devdas's father and Rajaji asked the couple to wait for five years without seeing each other. After five years had passed, they were married with their fathers' permissions in 1933.[3] Devdas and Lakshmi had four children, Rajmohan Gandhi, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Ramchandra Gandhi[4] and Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee (born 24 April 1934, New Delhi).


  1. Hopley, Antony R. H. "Chakravarti Rajagopalachari". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  2. Varma et al., p 52
  3. Tunzelmann, Alex Von (2008). Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire. London, United Kingdom: Simon & Schuster. p. 78. ISBN 9781416522256.
  4. Ramachandra Guha (15 August 2009). "The Rise and Fall of the Bilingual Intellectual" (PDF). Economic and Political Weekly. Economic and Political Weekly. XLIV (33).
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Devdas Gandhi.

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 12/2/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.