Mahatma Gandhi (1896-1948) was the one who created a historical epoch for his principle of non-violence. He adopted this principle to achieve political independence and social progress for India. His political career stated in South Africa. He launched many movements to compel the British to leave India. He led the famous ‘Dandi March’ for breaking the Salt Law. He worked for the upliftment of the Harijans. He tired to unite the Hindus and the Muslims. He talked about Gram Swaraj and encouraged small scale cottage industries. Non-violence, truth, simplicity and brotherhood were his ideals. He is the personality of the millennium.