M K Gandhi (1869-1948) was born in Gujarat. After completing his early education from Gujarat, Gandhi travelled to London to study law. After returning to India in 1891, he started attending the Bombay High Court. His first case was a simple one, for which he was offered a fee of Rs 30. When the young inexperienced barrister of 22 stood up to argue his client’s case in the court, he lost his nerve. His head reeled and tongue got parched up. He left the court in shame. Thenceforth, he did not take up any case in that court.
In 1893, Gandhi accepted a year-long contract from an Indian firm to a post in South Africa. He worked as the legal representative for this firm based in the city of Pretoria. In 1915, Gandhi returned to India from South Africa. In 1919, the Chauri Chaura incident gave him the opportunity to assume the leading role in Indian politics until later he emerged as the greatest leader of India. It was during this period that Tagore conferred on him the title of Mahatma.
Your failure enables you to work in a better way and attain greater success. Thus, it is a blessing in disguise.