Friday, September 28, 2007

Why Was Gandhi Never Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Mohandas Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947 and, finally, a few days before he was murdered in January 1948, but but was never awarded the prize.

1937 - Robert Cecil
1938 - Nansen International Office for Refugees
1947 - Friends Service Council, American Friends Service Committee

The omission has been publicly regretted by later members of the Nobel Committee; when the Dalai Lama was awarded the Peace Prize in 1989, the chairman of the committee said that this was "in part a tribute to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi".

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read in some articles that when they were voting for the peace prize, some of the members in the jury felt and thought or (didnot know the truth) that he was the cause for all the divides( hindu/muslim) ..really wierd, but true