Published On : Fri, Oct 2nd, 2015

Mahatma Gandhi’s pic on currency note was just a click of the moment!


It’s Gandhi Jayanti today and hopefully an opportune moment to go for some ‘Gandhigiri’. They say Bapu is valuable, not only in terms of values but also some moolah. Indian currency is much synonymous to Mahatma Gandhi, thanks to his landmark picture inscribed on every currency note.

We’re all familiar with the smiling photo of Mahatma Gandhi ji on our currency notes. But have you ever wondered about the story behind that photograph? Contrary to popular belief that the photograph is a drawn caricature, it’s an actual photograph. It was taken when Gandhiji was standing next to Lord Frederick Pethick-Lawrence. Take a look.

The photo, taken by an unknown photographer in the year 1946, shows Gandhiji smiling at an unknown person. The mirror image of the same is what made it’s way on the Indian currency notes. The photo was taken at the former Viceroy House which we now know as the Rashtrapati Bhavan.