Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a prominent figure in the peace and nonviolence movement known as Satyagraha during the early 20th century. His activism started while he was an Indian immigrant in South Africa. He became an influential figure after World War I in fighting for India’s independence. Through his practice of civil disobedience, Gandhi became one of the most important political and spiritual figures of his time because he successfully removed the British Empire from India in August 1947 without violence. The Gandhi Statue in Kapiolani Park on Waikiki beach in Honolulu was commissioned by Indru Watamull, a prominent member of the Honolulu community. The statue was sculpted by Stephen C. Lowe and installed on October 27, 1990.