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"He almost beat them."
Clay Kaczmarek, 2012.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948), often referred to as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian Independence Movement from the British.


In 1930, Gandhi led his followers on the Salt March, an act of nonviolent civil disobedience in colonial India. The protest attracted a large crowd, partially aided by an Apple of Eden that Gandhi had acquired.[1]

In 1946, Gandhi attended the All India Congress Committee meeting in Bombay aside Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.[2]

At some point, the Templars took an interest in Gandhi, deeming his inspirational actions towards Indian nationalism and independence through nonviolent means means for investigation.[3]


When the secret to Gandhi's leadership was discovered to actually be an Apple of Eden, the Templars killed him in order to obtain it. On 30 January 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, with the bullet hitting him directly in the chest.[1] The Templars then took his Apple from his corpse which they left in the streets.[3]


Gandhi's funeral procession took place the day of his death, with thousands of people showing up to mourn him.[2]

Details of Gandhi's Apple and death were later collected by the Assassin Clay Kaczmarek in 2012, and hidden in the Animus for his successor, Desmond Miles to find. Which he did in September of that year.[4] Hidden in the photograph of the Salt March was a Morse cipher which read "The bullet hit him in the chest."[1]

Further information on his assassination was also uncovered further by members of the Initiates and compiled in a database the following year.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

In Sanskrit, the term "Mahatma" refers to a person that could be likened to a Christian saint, and translated to "Great Soul." Alongside Gandhi, figures such as Lalon Shah and Jyotirao Phule have been ordained with the title. Gandhi was often referred to as "Gandhiji" by his fellow Indians; the suffix -ji being a sign of respect or admiration, an honorific.