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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : August 14, 2020, 08:40
Duration : 01:49

What is the story behind Mahatma Gandhi's face on the Indian Currency Notes

Indian currency notes have undergone major changes over the past several years. It was about half a century ago when the image of Mahatma Gandhi first appeared on the commemorative currency note of rupees 100 on the occasion birth centenary of the father of the nation in 1969. The Reserve Bank in 1969 came out with a commemorative note of Rs 100 showing Mahatma Gandhi seated in the backdrop of the Sevagram Ashram. When Gandhiji's picture appeared on the note for the first time. Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister of the country and LK Jha became the Governor of RBI. This picture was taken when Gandhiji and Frederick Pethick Lawrence working as British Secretary in India met at the Viceroy's House in Kolkata.
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