Somehow India remembers everything about mahatma Gandhi except what he stood for.
Dear fellow journalists, Enough with the mahatma Obama shtick already.
On his first morning in India, he will spend time at a modest house where mahatma Gandhi used to stay in the city.
1884, literally "great-souled," from Sanskrit mahatman, from maha "great," from PIE root *meg- "great" (see magnate) + atman, "soul, principle of life," properly "breath" (see atman). In esoteric Buddhism, "a person of supernatural powers." In common use, as a title, a mark of love and respect. Said to have been applied to Gandhi (1869-1948) in 1915 by poet Rabrindranath Tagore.