Maganlal Gandhi

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Maganlal Khushalchand Gandhi (1883–1928) was a follower of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Grandson of an uncle of the Mahatma, he died of typhoid at Patna on 23 April 1928.

Maganlal Gandhi is cited in many works of Mohandas Gandhi. It is he who suggested the word Satyagraha to define Gandhi's nonviolence methods. According to Gandhi, Maganlal was the soul of Sabarmati Ashram. He followed Gandhi in South Africa in 1903 "in the hope of making a bit of fortune", but instead followed his uncle's self-imposed poverty and joined the Phoenix settlement.