Devdas Gandhi

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Devdas Gandhi
Devdas Gandhi in the 1920s.JPG
Gandhi in the 1920s.
Born (1900-05-22)22 May 1900
South Africa
Died 3 August 1957(1957-08-03) (aged 57)
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.[citation needed] Devdas and Lakshmi had four children, Rajmohan Gandhi, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Ramchandra Gandhi[3] and Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee (born April 24, 1934, New Delhi).


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