Nathuram Godse Biography
(Assassin of Mahatma Gandhi)
Birthday: May 19, 1910 (Taurus)
Born In: Baramati, Maharashtra, India
Nathuram Godse was an extremist Hindu nationalist, who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, by shooting him in the chest three times at point blank range on January 30, 1948, in New Delhi. Godse, who once considered Gandhi as his idol, blamed him for favoring the political demands of India's Muslims during the partition of India. He was also against Gandhi’s support of Hindustani, a language combining Hindi and Urdu, as the national language of India. He was so convinced that Gandhi's ideals were sabotaging the interests of millions of Hindus, that he plotted the assassination with Narayan Apte and six others. Following a lengthy trial, Godse was hanged in the Ambala Central Jail on November 15, 1949, despite attempts at commutation by Gandhi's two sons.