In addition to having the similar philosophies regarding social change, there are other similarities between Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. For example, they were both assassinated. Also, eerily, on the same day that Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi, Martin Luther King's life, and the life of his family, was also endangered.
In his book, "Let The Trumpet Sound," Stephen Oates, states: "On the night of January 30, the date Gandhi was assassinated, [Martin Luther] King was speaking at a mass meeting, when he received dreadful news. His house had been bombed. He sped home in a strange calm... [A] bomb had exploded on [his] porch, breaking it in two and showering the living room with broken glass."