Gandhi as a person

Gandhi was always considerate to his colleagues. He was careful to see that none of them was put to any difficulty or inconvenience because of their being with him. Even at the cost of his own inconvenience he would go all out to help or support them. 

He never showed any discrimination among those who came to him, whether one was a master or a slave, a rich man or a poor, a lowly or a high class one. All were of equal status before him. He had a mysterious power to cast a spell over the others, to attract and influence those who came to see him. 

Even the viceroy of India, Lord Wellington, when once advised to go and speak with him face to face, the viceroy reportedly said to his advisor that he would not do so, since he would be magnetized by Gandhi’s words and conduct.