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Nautamlal Bhagavanji Mehta

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Gujarati people | Wikipedia audio article

Nautamlal Bhagavanji Mehta, or the Nagar Sheth of Jetpur was an Indian independence activist and a supporter of Mahatma Gandhi. He was also a prominent businessman and a pioneer of the Gandhian Movement in Gujarat. He is also believed to be the first to bestow the title "Mahatma" to Gandhi, not Rabindranath Tagore, as many believe. Mehta wrote a manpatra using the term, which has been authenticated by the National Gandhi Museum in New Delhi.
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