Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born October 2, 1869 in the town of Porbandar in Gujarat, India. He was affectionately known as "Mohan" by his family.
“I do not remember having ever told a lie, during this short period, either to my teachers or to my school-mates, I used to be very shy and avoided all company. My books and my lessons were my sole companions. To be at school at the stroke of the hour and to run back home as soon as the school closed - that was my daily habit. I literally ran back, because I could not bear to talk to anybody. I was even afraid lest anyone should poke fun at me.”
Excerpt From: M. K. Gandhi & Mahadev Desai. “An Autobiography.”