Harilal gandhi cause of death .

Harilal Gandhi cause of death in English




Harilal Gandhi was the first son of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was born on 23 August 14. Harilal was involved in the Indian independence movement and was imprisoned as a Satyagraha six times between 1908 and 1911. His willingness to bear these sentences gave him the nickname ‘Chhota Gandhi‘.


He wanted to go to England for higher studies, including becoming a barrister. Since Mahatma Gandhi was also a barrister.


But Mahatma Gandhi strongly opposed it. Gandhiji believed that acquiring Western-style education would not help India in the struggle against British rule. Finally rebelling against her father’s decision, in 1911 Harilal abandoned all family ties and embarked on a sad, lifelong path of self-destruction.


In 1906 he married Gulab Gandhi, to whom he had five children: two daughters, Rani and Manu; And three sons, Kantilal, Rasiklal, and Shantilal. Rasiklal and Shantilal died at an early age. He had four grandchildren (Anushree, Prabodh, Neelam and Navalika) through Rani, two (Shanti and Pradeep), through Kantilal, and one (Urmi) through Manu.



Harilal Gandhi



After Rose’s death during the 1918 influenza pandemic, Harilal separated from her children. He considered marrying his wife’s sister, Kumi Adalja, who was a child widow, though it did not make any difference. This led to Harilal’s descent, and he slowly slipped away and became an alcoholic. He remained sporadically in contact with his father for years, sometimes until 1947, usually through well-known people.




Harilal spent the latter part of his life as an alcoholic and destitute. He appeared in his father’s funeral in such an abusive state that some recognized him. He died of liver disease on 18 June 1948 at a Municipal Hospital in Mumbai.



Religious conversion



In May 1936, at the age of 48, Harilal publicly embraced Islam and named himself Abdullah Gandhi. However, later in 1936, at the request of his mother Kasturba Gandhi, he returned to Hinduism through the Arya Samaj and adopted a new name, Hiralal.


Source:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harilal_Gandhi


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