French company buys Mahatma's South Africa house

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Mahatma Gandhi
Johannesburg, Oct 7: A French tourism company  at twice the asking price of USD 377,029 bought Mahatma Gandhi's house, where he resided almost a century ago.

The specialist touring company Voyageurs du Monde, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, would turn the property into a Gandhi museum.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi lived in the house from 1908 to 1910.

Hermann Kallenbach,Gandhi's confidant and architect designed the thatched-roof rondavel- style house.

Malaysian and Indian businessmen including Coal India Limited bid for the property.

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