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photograph of current display in the Grand Vestibule

A display highlighting the interaction between the monarchy and the wider world


Mahatma Gandhi before 3 Jul 1961

RCIN 29469

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) was an Indian lawyer, politician and social activist who led the nationalist movement against British rule in India. He promoted a policy of non-violent protest known as satyagraha and today is considered the father of modern India. This head and shoulders portrait has been embroidered in dark hair on white silk to create a delicate likeness.

This was presented to Queen Elizabeth II by Miss Ratnamala Jadhav during her State Visit to India, 1961.