Kasturba Mohandas Gandhi was born on 11 April, 1869. Her former name was Kasturba Gokuldas Kapadia. She was married to Mahatma Gandhi in 1883.
She comes from an economically prosperous and reputable family. Kasturba’s early life is relatively unknown, despite her significant contributions to the freedom struggle. In May 1883, 13-year-old Kasturba was married to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in a marriage arranged by their parents.
Kasturba was focused on helping to improve the welfare of women in Champaran, Bihar, where Gandhi was working with indigo farmers. She taught the woman cleanliness, discipline and health. When Gandhi ji launched the Civil Disobedience and Quit India Movement, Kasturba was at the forefront of these movements. She would often step into the role of leading the movements when Gandhi was detained.