Life of Mahatma Gandhi (in) Indian_Centenary Commemoration Brochure 1860-1960
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born of aristocratic parents-his father being Prime Minister of Porbandar, in the province of Ka.thiawad in India, on 2nd October, 1869. After completing his studies in England, where
he qualified as a barrister-at-law, Mohandas returned lo India when only 22 years old and set up his legal practice on 20th May, .1892. Almost exactly a year later, Gandhi's services were secured by Abdul Karim Jhaveri,
a partner in the firm of Dada Abdulla and Company, who traded in Durban, in the matter of a lawsuit involving £40,000, against a rival firm in Pretoria, trading under the designation of Taib Haii Khanmamad. To settle this legal dispute, young Gandhi had to come to South Africa. He arrived in Durban in May, 1893, and a few days af1er his arrival he was on his way to Pretoria.