|Mahatma Ghandi (Wikimedia Commons)|
After Ghandi's death and up till today, he still is revered for his commitment to non-violence, support for the poor and downtrodden and for leading a simple life of vegetarianism and fasting. Ghandi also left a legacy of many books, thousands and thousands of pages and many quotes which are still often used today, such as "Be the change you want to see in the world", "In a gentle way, you can shake the world", "Find yourself by losing yourself in service" and "What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea." October 2 is celebrated as Ghandi Yayanti, a national holiday in India and as the International Day of Non-Violence around the world.