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EXPRESS SPECIAL: Retracing Nathuram Godse’s Journey

Here we retrace Nathuram Godse's journey from a small town in Maharashtra to being the man who killed Gandhi.

Written by Amrita Dutta | Updated: January 30, 2015 1:25:47 pm
Mahatma Gandhi, gandhi jayanti, nathuram godse As Mahatma Gandhi climbed the steps leading to the grounds, Godse blocked his path, greeted him with folded hands, and pushed Manu to the ground.

On the evening of January 30, the crowd at the Birla House grounds was growing restless. The Mahatma was late. Nathuram Godse, his weapon hidden in his clothes, had walked in — no police officer had stopped him on the way —and was waiting on the lawns. Karkare and Apte were behind him. Fifteen minutes past 5 pm, Gandhi rushed out of his room, flanked by Manu and Abha. As he climbed the steps leading to the grounds, Godse blocked his path, greeted him with folded hands, and pushed Manu to the ground. Three shots rang out. It was 5.17 pm.

Here we retrace Nathuram Godse‘s journey from a small town in Maharashtra to being the man who killed Gandhi.

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