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Mahatma Gandhi not formally conferred Father of the Nation title

Mumbai, 11 July 2012: Mahatma Gandhi was not formally conferred the title " Father of the Nation" by the government, Union Home Ministry replied to an Right to Information query.

The query filed by social activist Abhishek Kadyan seeked the document which conferred Gandhi as the Father of the Nation. Another similar query was also filed by Aishwarya Parashar, a Class VI student from Lucknow. The reply received was as follows

"As per the search among the public records in the NAI there are no specific documents on the information being sought by you."

(with inputs from IBN Live)