Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (b. 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
Born and raised in a Hindu merchant caste family in coastal Gujarat, western India, and trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, Gandhi first employed nonviolent civil disobedience as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, in the resident Indian community's struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he set about organising peasants, farmers, and urban labourers to protest against excessive land-tax and discrimination. Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women's rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending untouchability, but above all for achieving Swaraj or self-rule.
Gandhi was killed by Hindu nationalist Nathuram Godse, who fired three bullets at point-blank range. Gandhi's death was mourned nationwide.
A museum contained the wax model of Mahatma Gandhi as well as his bifocals. Due to recent deaths of the museum's regular visitors, Sam and Dean Winchester suspected a ghost attack, and planned on incinerating the prized objects the museum owned, believing the ghosts of Abraham Lincoln and James Dean were tied to them.
However, something manages to separate Sam and Dean, leaving Sam in the room with the wax figures of Abraham and Gandhi. Sam inspects both in case they might come alive, but another Gandhi attacks Sam from behind and bites him. Gandhi tries to jump on Sam's back three times in order to suffocate him. By then, Dean arrives and Sam instructs him to burn the bifocals on the wax model.
Dean does so, and the Gandhi attacking Sam vanishes. While Dean is confident they beat a ghost, Sam remembers how Gandhi tried to take a bite out of him despite the real Gandhi being a fruitarian. Although Sam is unable to convince Dean out of thinking it was a ghost, the brothers do find out in the end that Leshi was responsible, having taken Gandhi's form to devour Gandhi's fans, since Leshi can only devour the blood of its worshipers.
- While examining a wax model of Gandhi, Dean complained Gandhi was short while Sam insisted Gandhi was a great man. While watching "Gandhi" attack Sam, Dean commented that Gandhi was "squirrelly".
- His title/nickname, Mahatma, means "venerable".