Gandhi paved independence for India in 1930 after his long journey. By his efforts with the media and his civil disobedience against Britain's reign over India. He told people that you can save yourself from hell even through fighting by helping others and stopping the violence. He went to Pakistan to prove that Muslims and Hindus are equal. By proving that he would show to Britain that Muslims and Hindus would not always be in war, and fight. By the end of his life, and everything he had been through, he was shot by a Muslim activist and killed with final words of "Oh God".
Citations: http://www.livingnonviolence.com, http://www.thegodlight.co.uk,http://thegodlight.org/,http://beautifultrouble.org,http://scnc.ukzn.ac.za/