President, PM pay floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

Nellie Chapman
January 30, 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind leads the Nation in paying tributes to "Father of the Nation" Mahatma Gandhi on Martyrs Day; Vice President and Prime Minister also pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

On this day, 70 years ago, Mahatma Gandhi had breathed his last after being fatally shot while on his way to a prayer meeting at the Birla House.

Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated when he was on his way to a prayer meeting at Birla House. As per reports, he was shot at 5.12 in the evening after which he died sometime later.

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He had stunned the country in 2006 when he told a press conference, Bapu didn't say "Hey Ram" when he fell to the bullets of Nathuram Godse.

India Tuesday paid homage to pre-independence icon Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th death anniversary. "He may have uttered "Hey Ram". 8. There is said to have been five prior unsuccessful attempts to kill Gandhi. "What I had said was I did not hear him saying those words". God must be in my heart and on my lips.

Nathuram Godse was a well-educated Marathi politician who was a member of the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh and Hindu Mahasabha which idolised Gandhi as their mentor and worked closely with him in the fight for India's Independence.

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