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14 November 1949 – Nathuram Godse

Posted in Death penalty, Hanged with tags , , , , , on November 14 by Old Sparky

Nathuram Godse

Nathuram Godse

Nathuram Godse gained notoriety for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi on 30 January 1948.

He along with other activists believed that Gandhi’s actions played to the minorities rather than defending the majority Hindu interests when India and Pakistan were split.

So ultimately, they felt he was partly responsible for the violent Indian Partition that killed hundreds of thousands of Indian people. He was hanged at Ambala Prison for the close-range shooting of the peace-loving Indian icon in 1949.

In the Attenborough epic Gandhi the part of Godse was played by Harsh Nayyar.

Also on this day

14 November 1226 – Count Frederick of Isenberg
14 November 2002 – Mir Aimal Kansi

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