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Why I killed Gandhi


Why I killed Gandhi by Nathuram Vinayak Godse – Godse approached Gandhi on January 30, 1948, during the evening prayer at 5:15 PM. 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.

About the Author

Nathuram Vinayak Godse was born on 19.05.1910 he was born in Maharashtrian Brahmin family.  Godse dropped out of high school and joined RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) in 1932 and Hindu Mahasabha. Godse started Marathi Newspaper “Agrani” for Hindu Mahasabha later it has been renaming as Hindu Rashtra. Godse also formed his own organization named “Hindu Rashtra Dal” on Vijayadashami day 1942. In 1946, Godse has left RSS and Hindu Mahasabha for the issue of the Partition of India.

Godse was against Gandhi’s Philosophy he believes that Gandhi wrongly utilized Hindu’s interest by using his tactics “Fasting till death” on many issues. He believed Gandhi favored the political demands of India’s Muslims during the partition of India.

Godse Planned the assassination of Gandhi with Narayan Apte and the other six members. He chooses 30 Jan 1948 to assassin Gandhi. When he approached Gandhi on 30th Jan during the evening prayer at 5.17 PM. When he bowed, one of the girls supporting Gandhi tried to put him off saying that Bapu is getting late, but he pushed her aside and shot Gandhi on a point-blank range to the chest 3 times on 30 Jan 1948 in New Delhi. He was put on trial at Punjab High Court where for this brutal act he was sentenced to death on 8th Nov 1949. Although appeal for lessening the penalty was made by Gandhi’s 2 sons, Manilal Gandhi & Ramdas Gandhi it has been rejected by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel & the Governor-General C. Rajagopalachari. Hence Godse was hanged in the Central jail of Ambala on 15th November 1949.

Why I killed Gandhi