This is the one place in the world where you will see and read the real story of how Gandhiji was bestowed the name Mahatma. The following contains authentic pictures on the manpatra where the word “Mahatma” can be read in Gujarati.
Some claim that the great Indian author, Rabindranath Tagore first bestowed the name “Mahatma” on Gandhiji. However, there is no documentation or place of events or date of events available nor can anyone prove it. Whereas Nautamlal Bhagvanji Mehta (Kamdar) did so on January 21, 1915. In Gandhi’s Collected Works Collection, he states that he came to Mumbai from South Africa on January 14, 1915. He spent 4-5 days in Mumbai and then came directly to Jetpur on January 21, 1915. It was Nautamlal Bhagvanji Mehta (Kamdar) who drafted the manpatra and read it out loud. This document was authenticated by the Gandhi Museum in New Delhi, which is considered the world’s most famous authority in Gandhi material.