Gandhi was certainly a great leader. He was born on October 2, 1869 and died in January 30, 1948. He was great for several reasons. First, he advocated social change and political change through non-violence. This started in South Africa and he brought it to India. This civil non-violent protest not only won over his critics, but also the world.
Second, he stood for great things. He stood for women's right, anti-discrimination, anti-poverty, unjust taxes, and the eradication of the concept called the "untouchables" in India.
Third, he is also considered great, because he taught the world that change can take place without violence. He showed that meekness and humility may be as powerful as arms and weapons. His legacy lives on through people like Martin Luther King Jr. and others who take a non-violent approach to social change.