Back
Home » Insync
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Karan Johar Reveals Unknown Facts About Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
    • Will Tanushree Dutta's Dream To Work With Sanjay Leela Bhansali Ever Come True? She Doesn't Think So
    • Bala Song 'Don't Be Shy': Ayushmann Khurrana Woos Yami Gautam In Vain
    • Laal Kaptaan Movie Review: Live Audience Update On The Saif Ali Khan Starrer
    • Laal Kaptaan Movie Review: Revenge Is Served Dull In This Saif Ali Khan Starrer!
    • Priyanka Chopra And Parineeti Chopra To Voice For Elsa And Anna In Hindi Version Of Frozen 2
    • Amitabh Bachchan Was Never Hospitalised: Reports
    • I Like Heroines Who Are Hari Bhari: Akshay Kumar Gets Slammed For Objectification; Sonakshi Reacts
    • 'Vikram Vedha' Hindi Remake: Aamir Khan & Saif Ali Khan To Come Together After 19 Years
    • Shah Rukh Khan's Next Will Be With Rajkumar Hirani And Not Atlee?
    • Just In: Amitabh Bachchan In Hospital For Past Three Days Due To Liver Problem
    • Rohit Shetty, Meghna Gulzar & Others To Attend International Film Festival Of India 2019
    • Akshay Kumar Was Worried About His Daughter Nitara Getting Bored During A 17-Hour Train Journey!
    • Bhumi Pednekar Worked 18-Hour Shifts For 15 Days Straight!
    • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Reacts To Protecting Aaradhya Bachchan From The Paparazzi Culture!
    • Karisma Kapoor On Daring To Do Dil To Pagal Hai: No Actress Wanted To Be Cast Against Madhuri Dixit
How Mahatma Gandhi’s Picture Got Featured On India’s Currency Notes
Boldsky | 1st Oct, 2019 06:30 PM

Mahatma Gandhi, also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. He is fondly remembered as the 'Father of the Nation' and is known to have inspired many movements for freedom and civil rights across the world.

In India, 2 October is not only commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, but is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence worldwide.

Mahatma Gandhi's influence was so strong on powerful leaders and political movements that leaders including Martin Luther King Jr., James Lawson and James Bevel took inspiration from the writings of Gandhi while developing their own theories about non-violence.

The Story Goes Like This...

The actual smiling picture of Mahatma Gandhi was photographed when he was once standing next to Lord Fredrick Pethick Lawrence, a British labour politician who campaigned for women's right to vote. The photograph was captured in the year 1946 at the former viceroy house, now known as Rashtrapati Bhavan.

ALSO READ: On Lal Bahadur Shastri's Birth Anniversary, Here Are A Few Facts About Him And His Powerful Quotes

Here is a timeline of how Mahatma Gandhi's picture got featured on India's currency notes.

  • The first currency note of Rs 100 having the image of Mahatma Gandhi appeared on the occasion of his birth anniversary about half a century ago.
  • Post-independence in 1947, it was felt that the British King's picture should be replaced by a picture of Mahatma Gandhi. It took quite some time for the then government to reach a consensus on the issue.
  • In 1949, the then government brought in a new design of Ashoka Pillar on a Re 1 note.
  • In 1954, high denomination notes of Rs 1,000, Rs 5,000, Rs 10,000 were reintroduced. The 1,000 currency note had the motif of Tanjore Temple, Rs 5000 had the Gateway of India and Rs 10,000 had the Ashoka Pillar picture.
  • In 1969, The Reserve Bank of India came out with a note of Rs 100 showing Mahatma Gandhi seated in the backdrop of the Sevagram Ashram.
  • In October 1987, the smiling picture of Mahatma Gandhi appeared on Rs 500 currency notes, and since then his picture has been used regularly on notes of different denominations.
  • In 1996, The Reserve Bank Of India came out with a new 'Mahatma Gandhi Series'.
   
 
Health and Life
  • Porphyria (The Vampire Syndrome): Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Risk Factors And Treatment
  • World Pediatric Bone And Joint Day 2019: Date And Theme
  • Acoustic Trauma: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Food Poisoning: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
    • Spinal Disc Problem: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment
    • World Food Day 2019: History And How It Is Celebrated
      • World Spine Day 2019: Date, Theme And History
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Treatment & Prevention
      • What Is Plogging? Its Role In Boosting Your Health And The Environment
        • How To Keep Your Spine Healthy As You Age
        • World Spine Day: Foods That Will Help You Recover Faster From Spinal Cord Injury
        • Teratoma: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment
          • Health And Wellness Tips For College Students
          • Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA): The Medical Condition Behind Joker's Laugh
          • Pompe Disease: Types, Causes, Inheritance, Diagnosis & Treatment
            • Periodontitis: Symptoms, Causes, Risk factors, Treatment And Prevention
            • 13 Health Benefits Of Spelt (Dinkel Wheat)
            • 10 Science-backed Health Benefits Of Noni Juice, Its Nutrition & Side Effects