Rare Photos Of Mahatma Gandhi Funeral

The twentieth century's most famous apostle of non-violence himself met a violent end. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948, shot at point-blank range by Nathuram Godse. Prior to his death, there had been five unsuccessful attempts to kill Mahatma Gandhi, the first occurring in 1934. Mahatma Gandhi was outside on the steps of a building where a prayer meeting was going to take place. He was surrounded by a part of his family and some followers when three gunshots killed him.

Rare Photos Of Mahatma Gandhi Funeral

After a previous failed attempt to assassinate Mahatma Gandhi at the Birla House, Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte returned to Pune via Mumbai (Bombay). With the help of Dattatraya Parchure and Gangadhar Dandavate, Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte purchased a Beretta and reached Delhi on 29 January 1948, checking into the retiring room No. 6 at Delhi Railway Station.

On,30 January 1948, Nathuram Godse killed Mahatma Gandhi. He approached Mahatma Gandhi on the way to a prayer meeting and bowed. A girl accompanying Mahatma Gandhi told Godse, "Brother, Bapu is already late" and tried to put him off, but Nathuram Godse pushed her aside and shot Mahatma Gandhi three times at point-blank range in the chest with a Beretta M1934 semi-automatic pistol.

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Nathuram Godse tried but failed to shoot himself and was seized and hustled away while the shocked, hysterical crowd cried out, Kill him, kill him!' and threatened to lynch him. He was tried for murder in May and hanged in November the following year.

Meanwhile, Mahatma Gandhi's body was laid out on the terrace of Birla House, draped in a white cotton cloth that left his face uncovered, and a single spotlight focused on the corpse as all the other lights were turned off. Speaking on the radio, the Indian prime minister Pandit Nehru said: The father of the nation is no more. Now that the light has gone out of our lives I do not quite know what to tell you and how to say it. Our beloved leader is no more.'

The following day an enormous crowd estimated at nearly one million people lined the five-mile route of the funeral procession to the bank of the Yamuna River as the body, draped in the Indian flag, was carried on an army truck while air force planes overhead dropped flowers. Repeated incursions from the crowd meant that the journey took five hours and the police had to clear space by force. At Rajghat, a few hundred feet from the river, a fresh pyre had been built of stone, brick, and earth. It was eight feet square and about two feet high. Long, thin sandalwood logs sprinkled with incense were stacked on it. Mahatma Gandhi's body lay on the pyre with his head to the north. In that position Buddha met his end. At 4:45 p.m., Ramdas Gandhi, the third son of the Mahatma Gandhi, set fire to the funeral pyre. The logs burst into flames. As the flames burned, the grieving crowd showered the pyre with petals. The vast assemblage groaned. Women wailed; men wept. The wood crackled and seethed and the flames united into a single fire. Now there was silence. Mahatma Gandhi's body was being reduced to ashes and cinders. A nation's father was dead. The ashes were kept on the river bank for three days before they were taken away for immersion into river Ganges.

8 comments

  1. Man gave way 33% of the land, and is called the 'father of the nation'!!

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  2. What stupid comments. It is very sad that today's people don't have any idea of his greatness. He is probably the only person in Indian history who truly united India. His greatness is lost on our crass culture.

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    1. I agree with you. Gandhi paid a heavy price for the unity of our nation and after seeing these disrespectful comments, it seems that he is still paying. I feel truly sorry for the people that do not see his greatness!!

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  3. We are forever indebted to Gandhi and the freedom fighters without whom we would not be enjoying the liberties and joys of a free India.

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  4. The realised soul did whatever best he could do for this nation. But after reading such appalling comments I feel, much more needs to be done

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