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Kasturba Gandhi Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 19, 2020

Short Biography

Kasturba Gandhi was born on 11-04-1869 in Porbandar in the state of Gujarat, India. She was an Indian Activist.

Other Name: Kasturbai Mohandas Gandhi, Kasturbai Makhanji Kapadia, Kasturba Mohandas Gandhi, Kasturba Makhanji Kapadia

Kasturba Gandhi Complete Bio & Career

Kasturbai Makhanji Gandhi is popularly known as Kasturba Gandhi. Born on 11 April 1869, she was a political activist. She gave her contribution to the Indian Independence Movement. She belonged to the Bania caste and a Gujarati family.
Her political career commenced in South Africa when she established the Phoenix Settlement. She revoked the ill-treatment meted out to Indian Immigrants. She was also arrested for this purpose but even this could not stop her in carrying out her activities. Being in prison, she motivated literate women to teach illiterate women. She was often seen taking part in several protests. She devoted much of her time serving the ashrams. People used to refer to her as Ba in ashrams as she was performing the duty of a mother. She also worked for the upliftment of women in Champaran in 1917. She helped them over there with hygiene, Discipline, reading, health, and writing.
Despite poor health, she participated in the Satyagraha movement. Besides this, she also participated in civil disobedience campaigns and nonviolent protests. Her participation in the Quit India movement landed her in prison again. Her health was deteriorating at such a fast pace that she ultimately died at the detention camp in Pune. Throughout her life, she battled with numerous health problems like Bronchitis and Pneumonia. She also suffered two heart attacks in 1944. After her death, the Kasturba Gandhi National memorial trust fund was set up in her memory. Gandhi urged that the fund should be used to help children and women in the village.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Kasturba Gandhi died on 22-02-1944 in Aga Khan Palace of Pune, India. She died from chronic bronchitis due to pneumonia. She died at the age of 74.

DEATHDAY 22 February,1944 (Wednesday)
DEATH PLACE Pune, Maharashtra

Kasturba Gandhi Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was the daughter of Gokuldas Kapadia and Vrajkunwerba Kapadia. She was married to Mahatma Gandhi. The couple was blessed with four sons named, Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas and Devdas.

Life's Important Dates Of Kasturba Gandhi

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Brown
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black-White

Personal Info

Home Town Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, Bombay Presidency, British India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Address Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, Bombay Presidency, British India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Listening Old Music and Reading
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White, Blue
Favorite Place India
Favorite Dress Sarees, shawls
Favorite Food Vegetarian Food
Favorite Accessories Earrings

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kasturba Gandhi

  • Her husband, Mahatma Gandhi as possessive about her.
  • She had Five sons but the eldest son died shortly after birth.
  • She got married at the age of 14 years.

Kasturba Gandhi Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Kasturba Gandhi was 74 years 10 months & 11 days old age.