Mahatma Gandhi was one of India’s greatest and most inspiring leaders. He worked all his life to make things better for his people. He tried to teach them to be more independent and tolerant of each other. He also helped them fight to free their country from British rule. Gandhi, his family and his friends spent long periods in jail and suffered very much during this fight against the British. He was admired by leaders and ordinary people all over the world for his wonderful work and his belief in non-violent protest. When he died, millions cried.