Nathuram Godse bio

Nathuram Godse

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Nathuram Godse
Nathuram Godse
19 May 1910
Baramati, Pune District, Bombay Presidency, British India
(now in Maharashtra, India)
Died15 November 1949 (aged 39)
Ambala Prison, Punjab Province,Dominion of India
(now in Haryana, India)
Cause of deathExecution by hanging


Nathuram Vinayak Godse (19 May 1910 – 15 November 1949) was the sole assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. He shot Gandhi in the chest three times at point-blank range on 30 January 1948 in New Delhi.
He was born on 19th May 1910 in Baramati Pune District in a Chitpavan Brahmin family. His father, Vinayak Vamanrao Godse, was a post office employee and his mother was Lakshmii. His full name was Nathuram Vinayak Godse. He was a Hindutva activist and journalist. He had his own newspaper with the name “Agrani”
After shooting, Godse did not try to run or threaten anyone else. He was attacked and pinned to the ground by the crowd around him and was subsequently arrested when a small group of police officers arrived on the scene a few minutes later.
He also worked with Hindu refugees during partition.Gandhi ji played an important role in getting independence to the nation and Godse was also a wanted the same then what made him to hate Gandhi and take a decision to kill him.
Nathuram Godse was a devout nationalist who could not bear the development of Gandhi appeasing the Muslim population of the country especially Jinnah and being overly generous to Pakistan. Godse the primary reason behind his assassination of Gandhi was the latter’s adherence to the  unjustified demand by Jinnah for issuing Rs. 55 crore for Pakistan. It is believed that at that time most youth in the country supported this decision.

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