Today in History: Gandhi Is Assassinated

| January 30, 2018

180129_News_219x365Known as the “Father of the Nation”, Mahatma Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule, was shot three times at 5:17pm on January 30, 1948 at point blank range by Hindu extremist, Nathuram Vinayak Godse, during evening prayer at Birla House in Delhi. A world leader and human right activist who employed nonviolence civil disobedience and non co-operation to spur political and social change, Gandhi was 78 years old at the time of his death. Gandhi’s funeral was attended by millions and he was mourned throughout the world.

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