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Devdas Gandhi

1900 - 1957

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Devdas Mohandas Gandhi (22 May 1900 – 3 August 1957) was the fourth and youngest son of Mahatma Gandhi. He was born in the Colony of Natal and came to India with his parents as a grown man. He became active in his father's movement, spending many terms in jail. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Devdas Gandhi has received more than 2,310,355 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Devdas Gandhi is the 442nd most popular social activist (down from 396th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from South Africa (up from 108th in 2019) and the 5th most popular South African Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Devdas Gandhi ranks 442 out of 538Before him are Octavia Hill, Medgar Evers, Eugénie Cotton, Helene Stöcker, Megumi Yokota, and Stokely Carmichael. After him are Mohammad Ali Jauhar, Abdalqadir as-Sufi, Denis Goldberg, Annie Kenney, Sakine Cansız, and Osvaldo Hurtado.

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Among people born in 1900, Devdas Gandhi ranks 223Before him are Mikel Koliqi, Elizabeth Goudge, Erna Berger, Hermann Kesten, William Stevenson, and Mildred Gillars. After him are William Haines, Colin Clive, Mikhail Tikhonravov, Alfredo Dinale, Ludovico Bidoglio, and Ernie Pyle. Among people deceased in 1957, Devdas Gandhi ranks 167Before him are Edward Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans, Robert Esnault-Pelterie, Wyndham Lewis, Carl Størmer, Karl Patterson Schmidt, and Walter Nausch. After him are Mark Aldanov, Ernest Oppenheimer, Zenón Noriega Agüero, Judy Tyler, John Svanberg, and Lőrinc Szabó.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Devdas Gandhi ranks 107 out of 374Before him are Jim Fouché (1898), Mark Shuttleworth (1973), Phil Ramone (1934), Bevil Rudd (1894), Hugh Masekela (1939), and Pik Botha (1932). After him are John Kani (1943), Denis Goldberg (1933), Roger Michell (1956), William Kentridge (1955), Eben Dönges (1898), and Kevin Curren (1958).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In South Africa

Among social activists born in South Africa, Devdas Gandhi ranks 5Before him are Nelson Mandela (1918), Steve Biko (1946), Evelyn Mase (1922), and Frances Ames (1920). After him are Denis Goldberg (1933), Ted Grant (1913), Beyers Naudé (1915), Bram Fischer (1908), Albertina Sisulu (1918), Kumi Naidoo (1965), and Nkosi Johnson (1989).