Charles Freer Andrews

Updated: 20.06.2011


Born: 12.02.1871
Passed away: 05.04.1940


Charles Freer Andrews (12 February 1871 – 5 April 1940) was an English priest of the Church of England. He was an educator and participant in the campaign for Indian independence, and became Mahatma Gandhi's closest friend and associate.

Andrews greatly admired the philosophy of the young Mohandas Gandhi, and was instrumental in convincing him to return to India from South Africa, where Gandhi had been a leading light in its Indian civil rights struggle. Andrews was affectionately dubbed Christ's Faithful Apostle by Gandhi, based on his initials. Also, for Andrews' contributions to the Indian Independence Movement, Gandhi and his students at St. Stephen's College, Delhi named him Deenabandhu, or "Friend of the Poor".


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