The story of Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait on Indian banknotes

Gandhi ji first featured on Indian currency in 1969

The portrait of Gandhi visible on banknotes isn’t a caricature.

It’s cut-out of a photograph taken in 1946, where he is standing with British politician

The photograph was selected as it had the most suitable expression of Gandhi smiling — the portrait is a mirror image of the cut-out.

It is a reminder that we are all Indians, regardless of our religion, caste, or ethnicity.