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Why I killed Gandhi by Nathuram Godse

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Author : Nathuram Godse


Published date : 25 Nov 2019

Genres : History


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Why I killed Gandhi by Nathuram Godse

Godse approached Gandhi on January 30, 1948 during the evening prayer at 5:15PM. When Godse bowed, one of the girls flanking and supporting Gandhi, said to Godse, Brother, Bapu is already late and tried to put him off, but he pushed her aside and shot Gandhi in the chest three times at point-blank range with a semi-automatic pistol. Gandhi was taken to Birla-House, where he later died. This is the autobiography of Gandhi's killer.

Every Indian knows that Nathuram Godse assassinated Mahatma Gandhi on 30th January, 1948; when he was walking towards his prayer ground at the Birla House, New Delhi. He was arrested at the scene of the crime and sentenced to death by hanging after a trial that lasted for over a year. This book contains the original statement given by Nathuram Godse. A must read for those who know very less about the assassin Nathuram Godse and his motive.

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Nathuram Godse

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Nathuram Vinayak Godse (19 May 1910 - 15 November 1949) was the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, who shot Gandhi in the chest three times at point blank range in New Delhi on 30 January 1948. Godse, an advocate of Hindu nationalism, from Pune, Maharashtra, who believed Gandhi to have favored the political demands of India's Muslims during the partition of India, plotted the assassination with Narayan Apte and six others. After a trial that lasted over a year, Godse was sentenced to death on 8 November, 1949. Although pleas for commutation were made by Gandhi's two sons, Manilal Gandhi and Ramdas Gandhi, they were turned down by India's prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, deputy prime minister Vallabhbhai Patel, and the Governor-General C. Rajagopalachari. Godse was hanged in the Ambala Central Jail on 15 November 1949

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