On this day January 30, 1948

Nathuram Godse fatally shot Mahatma Gandhi, political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement, at Birla House in Delhi.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Nathuram Godse an activist of the Hindu Mahasabha, after the failed attempt at Birla House, Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte returned to Pune via Mumbai (Bombay).

With the help of Dr. Dattatraya Parchure and Gangadhar Dandavate they purchased a Beretta Semi-automatic firearm and eleven rounds of ammunition at Gwalior and reached Delhi on January 29, 1948, checking into the Retiring room No 6 at Delhi Railway Station.

On January 30, 1948, at 5:17 p.m., Nathuram Godse got close enough to Mahatma Gandhi and shot him three times in his chest at point-blank range.

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