Gandhi’s Glasses Have Been Found!

Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi Glasses

Can you imagine how floored you would feel if a historical relic were to miraculously appear in your mailbox?
Well, that’s exactly what happened to the staff members at a London auction house with a pair of glasses that belonged to India’s Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi!

These iconic glasses will be auctioned this coming 21st August by the auction house.
The person who left the golden circular shaped glasses in the mailbox at the auction house explained that the spectacles had been passed down generation to generation after an antecedent met Gandhi during a visit to South Africa in the 1920s.

Auctioneer Andy Stowe of East Bristol Auctions:
“We looked into the dates and it all matches up, even the date Gandhi started wearing glasses. He was known for giving his possessions away. It’s a huge find of great historical importance. The vendor had presumed them to be interesting, but of no value and did tell me to dispose of them ‘if they’re not worth anything’. I think he nearly fell off his chair when we presented our valuation.”

Who was Gandhi?
Mohandas Gandhi also known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu, was the leader of India’s non-violent independence movement against British rule through peace, leading India to independence in 1947.
He is still referred to “The Father of the Nation”.
Gandhi’s philosophy and practice of non-violence inspired civil rights leaders around the world including Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gandhi Glasses
This particular round style is often referred to as ‘Gandhi Glasses’ even today & it is said global CEO Steve Jobs wears a similar design as a tribute to the great Indian hero!

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