The paper surveys the life of M. K. Gandhi on the 60th anniversary of his death. His life was inseparable from the Indian independence movement; therefore the writing briefly dwells upon its most important events. The objectives of the great thinker have been only partially achieved in his country, so the paper also surveys the sixty years of the independent Indian Union. Finally, it concludes that India has been integrated into the globalising world, and did not follow the guiding principles of its great teacher, the significance of which, in turn are being increasingly recognised in India as well as in the world amidst the deteriorating environment threatening all the societies of the globe, which may halt unlimited and excessive consumption and may make sustainable economic development impossible.
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