BirthdayMay 19, 1910

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Nathuram Godse

    Full name: Nathuram Godse
    Also known as: Nathuram Godse, Nathuram Vinayak Godse, Godse, Nathuram
    Professions: Murderer of Mahatma Gandhi
    Nationality: Indian

  2. Nathuram Godse Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 15th of November, 1949 (Age: 39)
    Death cause: Execution by hanging

  3. Nathuram Godse Biography

    Nathuram Vinayak Godse (19 May 1910 – 15 November 1949) was the sole assassin of Mahatma Gandhi—the pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India and apostle of non-violence—shooting Gandhi in the chest three times at point blank range on 30 January 1948 in New Delhi. Godse, a Chitpavan brahmin and Hindu nationalist activist from Pune, Maharashtra, had been a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Hindu Mahasabha. He left RSS in the early 1940s to form a militant organization, Hindu Rashtra Dal. He resented what he considered was Gandhi's partiality to India's Muslims, plotted the assassination with Narayan Apte and six others. After a trial that lasted over a year, Godse was sentenced to death on 8 November 1949. Although pleas for commutation were made by India's prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and by two of Gandhi's sons on the grounds that a death sentence would dishonour the legacy of a man opposed to all forms of violence, Godse was hanged a week later.

  4. Nathuram Godse Family

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