Tushar Gandhi


Tushar Gandhi

Tushar Arun Gandhi (तुषार गांधी) (born 17 January 1960 near Mumbai, India) is a great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and the son of journalist Arun Manilal Gandhi.

Born on a train between Mumbai and Kolkata, he was raised in the Mumbai suburb of Santa Cruz. He holds a degree in painting from Mithibai College. [ [http://hindustantimes.com/htsite/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=f9be5603-ee7a-46d0-844e-7ecccc9b3e22 Busy Branding Bapu] , "Hindustan Times"]

In December 2001 he negotiated with American marketing firm CMG Worldwide to use the Mahatma’s image in an advertisement for a credit card company. The public outcry forced him to cancel the deal. [ [http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl1905/19050970.htm Marketing the Mahatma] , "Frontline Magazine"]

In his book "Let’s Kill Gandhi", he blames Brahmins for assassinating Mahatma. Critics have claimed that the book defames all Brahmins. Gandhi has stressed that his claims relate only to "a certain group of Brahmins from Pune [who] were continuously attempting on the life of my great grandfather" rather than to Brahmins in general. [ [http://in.news.yahoo.com/070203/139/6bro8.html "'I was misquoted,' says Tushar Gandhi"] , Yahoo! India News]

In March 2005, he led the 75th anniversary re-enactment of the Dandi March. Fact|date=August 2007

In 2006, he was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador [ [http://www.iimsam.org/ IIMSAM, Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations ] ] of the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition, IIMSAM that strives and advocates to make Spirulina a key driver to eradicate malnutrition,achieve food security and to bridge the health divide with special priority for the developing and the least developed countries.

Gandhi lives in Mumbai with his wife and two children, and runs the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation.

Quote

"I wish they could understand I am a descendant of the Mahatma, not Mahatma myself. If being Mahatma was hereditary, there would be 54 living Mahatmas today!" [ [http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=219990 "Being Mahatma’s descendants brings bouquets and brickbats"] , Ahmedabad Newsline]

References

External links

* [http://in.rediff.com/news/1998/jan/16tush.htm Tushar Gandhi takes the plunge into politics]
* [http://in.news.yahoo.com/050419/43/2ku4a.html Tushar Gandhi prays at Mahatma Gandhi's birthplace]
* [http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1918615,0008.htm Busy branding Bapu]
* [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Ahmedabad/Remark_by_Mahatmas_kin_invites_litigation/articleshow/1559018.cms Remark by Mahatma's kin invites litigation]
* [http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=219990 Being Mahatma’s descendants brings bouquets and brickbats]
* [http://www.iimsam.org Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition]
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* [http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl1905/19050970.htm "Marketing the Mahatma" "Frontline Magazine"]
* [http://hindustantimes.com/htsite/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=f9be5603-ee7a-46d0-844e-7ecccc9b3e22 "Busy Branding Bapu" "Hindustan Times"]


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