Before Gandhiji, whose Photo was on Indian notes?


Mahatma Gandhi ji fought for the freedom of India along with other freedom fighter, so in respect to that, after some parliament discussion among the government officials decided to put Mahatma Gandhi Ji’s portrait in Indian currency notes in 1969.

Before that, a picture of the Lion capital of Ashoka was printed on most of the Indian currency notes.

According to the rules of currency of ordinance, one rupee note was issued by the Government of India, while currency ranging from two rupees to 2000 rupees was issued by the Reserve Bank of India. Currently the production of two rupees is discontinued, but the old notes are still in circulation.

Before the picture of Mahatma Gandhi and Ashoka pillar, the picture of King George was printed on the notes. The paper notes of Mahatma Gandhi started from 1996, which is still in circulation.

and this note was in movement till 1949.

Mahatma Gandhi’s full name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, born on 2nd October 1869 in Porbandar Gujarat, in a Hindu family, he studied law. He spent 21 years in South Africa and developed his political views. After arriving in South Africa he faced discrimination because of his skin colour. He was not allowed to sit with European passengers in the coach and asked to sit on the floor near the driver, then beaten when he refused.

quick facts about Mahatma Gandhi

In 1982 movie Gandhi won the academy award for the best motion picture.

His birthday is celebrated as a national holiday in India. It is also know has international day of non- violence.

he was selected for Nobel peace prize five times.

Gandhi Ji was married at an early age, he married to Kasturba Gandhi when he was just thirteen and he had four sons before taking the promise of celibacy for lifetime. and according to some research in the history books, the title of Mahatma was given by Rabindranath Tagore. but it is still in discussion and unclear that who gave this title first.

His birthday is recognized throughout the world and is tribute given to him by the world for his achievement & contribution towards politics, philosophy, freedom movements & society.

Gandhi followed a vegetarian diet. he wrote a book titled ” The Moral basis of Vegetarianism. Gandhi ji limited his diet to raw vegetables, curd, fruits, seeds and nuts.

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