Tuesday, 30 January 2007

On this day in history - a Great Man Assassinated:

Mahatma Gandhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "On January 30, 1948, on his way to a prayer meeting, Gandhi was shot and killed in Birla House, New Delhi, by Nathuram Godse. Godse was a Hindu radical with links to the extremist Hindu Mahasabha, who held Gandhi responsible for weakening India by insisting upon a payment to Pakistan.[15] Godse and his co-conspirator Narayan Apte were later tried and convicted, and on 15 November 1949, were executed. Gandhi's memorial (or Samādhi) at Rāj Ghāt, New Delhi, bears the epigraph, (Devanagiri: हे ! राम or, H�Rām), which may be translated as 'Oh God'. These are widely believed to be Gandhi's last words after he was shot, though the veracity of this statement has been disputed by many"

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