He was famous for his practice of non-violence by which he won India's independence from the British Empire without a shot. (You tell me of any other revolution that has been so successful.) Non-violence ("ahimsa") is basically the doctrine of not being a dickweed. This applies not only to humans but to animals and plants--literally "all living things". Gandhi was a fruitarian, although later in life he ashamedly reverted to drinking goats' milk due to an attack of dysentery. (Go figure, they hadn't yet invented soymilk 100 years ago.)
Was killed because his progressive ideas didn't sit well with a certain moronic faction. And I must correct the poster who said he was killed by a Muslim. He was killed by a Hindu. Yes, even though Gandhi himself was a Hindu, he was killed by his own kin because they feared Gandhi's posture of universal tolerance toward Muslims. Just goes to show you that moronism supercedes religious affiliation. Morons are universal.
Other notable acheivement:
Popularized those cool "John Lennon glasses" long before John Lennon was even born.
Contemporary uses of the term "Gandhi":
Any time you can quote Gandhi, you win. Hands down.
KID: Well, you know what Gandhi said, "The greatness of any nation can be judged by how well it treats its animals."
KID: You wouldn't understand.
2)To shit one's pants or man-diaper with no visible sign of discomfort.
2)Uncle Joe would watch the Sunday games in his old Barcalounger with the food tray in front of him. Nary a facial muscle would twitch when he gandhied during the half-time show. The stench was unbelievable.
He is also famous for his active practice of non-violent protests, that included fasting. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela Were both inspired by him.
Gandhi also fought against castes-in india the lowest cast wasn´t able to drink water from a fountain, neither eat fresh food, not even TOUCHING an aryan(indian´s ¨superior¨ caste)`s shadow.
He was shot by a indian-muslim separatism fanatical.His last words were ¨he Ram¨(dear god.
Sadly, a weapon-killing-war loving people who adore guns,(and happen to be associated) started a gandhi-is-nazi campaign, as it was seen on the show of two im-larger-than-life pseudointellectual magician wannabes
Of course this is total bullshit, but well...haters will exist as long as ingnorance exist.
Gandhi(quote): I do not believe god is truth, the TRUTH is God
Smart Winner: One badass mother fucker.
Ignorant Loser: How so?
Smart Winner: Don't you have to go be a douche somewhere else?
Ignorant Loser: Don't be an asshole Tim.
Smart yet emotionally confused Winner: I'm sorry. I feel like lately i've been pushing away the people I love.
Ignorant yet sensitive and deep Loser: Tim, what would Gandhi do?
Smart yet morally resolved Winner: Thanks Burt. I will think on that one.