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08/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Gandhi's South African Home Up For Sale

The Johannesburg house where Mohandas Gandhi spent three years as a young lawyer is for sale, according to the Times of India.

The Times of India reports that, thanks to international publicity, the current owner is receiving a huge level of interest in the house.

Owner Nancy Ball said she is confident of finding a buyer who values the historical value of the site and will be willing to maintain it in its original condition.

Gandhi's great-granddaughter Kirti Menon, who lives in the Johannesburg, is appealing to the local Indian population to come together and buy the house.

She told the Times of India that it would cost 2.5 million rands to purchase the house.

OneIndia reports that no bids have yet been placed on the house, while BBC reports that Ball had originally approached the academic community to buy and preserve the property.

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