A pair of glasses, worn by Mahatma Gandhi have sold in Britain for $520,000 NZD.
The glasses were found hanging in the letterbox of a Bristol auction house. The glasses had been left there by a gentleman whose uncle had been given them by Gandhi himself.
Apparently, Gandhi gave the gold-plated glasses to vendor’s uncle who worked for BP in South Africa in 1920s
The sale price smashed the original estimate of about $35,000.
Who was Mahatma Gandhi?
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, India.
Mohandas Gandhi was a leader of India’s independence movement.
Gandhi was one of the greatest political and social leaders in the 20th century.
When India was a colony of Great Britain, Gandhi used nonviolent methods to protest against British rule. His efforts earned him the title Mahatma. Mahatma means “great soul.”