JAN­UARY 1948

Steam Railway (UK) - - 1948 -

Ma­hatma Gandhi, the paci­fist In­dian leader who cam­paigned for in­de­pen­dence from Bri­tain, was as­sas­si­nated on Jan­uary 30 1948 by Nathu­ram Godse – a Hindu fa­natic. Nearly one mil­lion peo­ple fol­lowed Gandhi’s fu­neral pro­ces­sion as his body was car­ried through the streets of Delhi, where he would be cre­mated on the banks of the holy Jumna River.

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