India on Wednesday is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. About 50 years ago Mahatma Gandhi first appeared on the commemorative currency note of rupees 100. Prior to that British King's portrait was used. After reaching a consensus the then Government replaced King's portrait by Lion Capital at Sarnath in lieu of the Gandhi Portrait. 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.