Mahatma Gandhi’s Death Anniversary: When, How, Who assassinated Gandhi and why?

Mahatma Gandhi’s Death Anniversary:  Gandhi the greatest hero in the country’s freedom struggle got assassinated on 30th Jan 1948 by a Hindu Fanatic named Nathuram Godse. Martyr’s Day is marked on the 30th of January every year ever since Gandhi was shot. He is the man who led India from the Oppressive British Colonial Rule. It’s been years since he passed away but his soul will continue to animate humanity across national and international boundaries.

Gandhi’s contribution to human development is too great that it can’t be overlooked. His life story is a heroic effort to establish values of Non-violence and Truth in human lives. Later he became the “Father of the Nation” and saved Britain and India from mutual hate. This paved a way for countries like Africa and Asia to free themselves from European Countries without being bloodshed.

All you need to know about Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi used innovative methods to unite the Public and get rid of the British Rule. Of which the foremost method he used is Non-Violence. Gandhi who took a leading role in heading the campaign for independence from Britain hailed the partition of the sub-continent into the separate Independent States in India and Pakistan. Violence broke up between Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs. However, Hindus thought that Gandhi’s Non-Violence prevented them from defending themselves. When Gandhi was occupying a mansion called Birla Lodge people started shouting “Let Gandhi Die!”

‘’Death for me would be a glorious deliverance rather than that I should be a helpless witness of the destruction of India, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Islam’‘, and explained that his dream was for the Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis, Christians and Muslims of all India to live together in amity.

A group of people fed up with Gandhi’s tolerance and peace set bomb yards away from him which did no harm. He said ‘If I am to die by the bullet of a madman, I must do so smiling. There must be no anger within me. God must be in my heart and on my lips.’

On 30th of Jan 1948,  Nathuram Godse armed with Beretta automatic pistol emerged from the crowd, bowed to Gandhi and Shot him three times at the point-blank range. Gandhiji raised his Hands as if he was welcoming his murder and slumped down to the ground wounded heavily. Thereafter Nation’s hero died with half an hour.

It was on this day assassin’s bullet ended the Physical Existence of Gandhi but he laid an indelible legacy to mankind.  Let us all remember him on his death anniversary and follow his path of taking everybody together.

When was the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi?

January 30th is marked as the Martyr’s day i.e. death anniversary of Gandhi.

How did Gandhi Die?

Gandhiji the Father of the Nation was assassinated by Firearm.

Who assassinated Gandhi and why?

Nathuram Vinayak Godse who believed Gandhi to have favored the political demands of India’s Muslims during the partition of India plotted and killed him.

What happened to the man who killed Gandhi?

Godse was sentenced to death on November 8th, 1948 after killing Gandhiji.

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