By: Dalton C
It was January 30, 1948, it was in New Delhi, and the time was 5:17 pm.
Five Facts About the Victim
His name was Mohandas Gandi. He was born on October 2, 1869 in British India Empire. He was assassinated by Nathuram Godse when he was 79 years old. He was called Mahatma and that meant the Great Soul. He espoused the principle of satyagraha and that meant holding onto the truth.
Place Victim Lived or Associated With
Gandhi is from Porbandar, India, he had been a member of the Natal Indian Congress party.
Nathuram Godse shot Mohandas Gandi three times when Gandi was outside on the steps of a building where a prayer meeting was going to take place. It was on January 30, 1948.
How Did the Killing Affect History?
He now is one of the most important figures and he is now the father of the Indian nation.
Nathuram Godse's Fate as a Result of the Murder
Nathuram Godse killed Gandhi because Gandhi got Pakistan and India to split apart into two and Pakistan wanted 50 thousand crore rupees from India and Gandhi said no.
Five Facts About the Assassin
His name was Nathuram Godse and he was born on May 19, 1910. He is from Pune, Maharashtra. He died on November 15, 1949 and that was almost a year after he murdered Gandhi. He was the pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India and apostle on non-violence. He had been a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Hindu Mahasabha.
Alone in the Plot or Conspiracy
He was in a group of two conspirators and they were Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte. Narayan Apte because he also wanted Pakistan and India to group become one again.
"Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand." FactCite: Lincoln Library Biographies Online. Lincoln Lib. P, 2012. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.