How We Killed the Mahatma

In official history, Gandhi died once on January 30, 1948, but the Mahatma’s soul has been murdered repeatedly by the callousness of the republic.

Today marks the 73rd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Observed as Martyrs’ day and a day of national mourning, it was on this day that Gandhiji fell prey to the bullets of a Hindu extremist named Nathuram Godse.

While there will be a ceremonial show of mourning by the state at Gandhi Samadhi in Rajghat, the tragic reality is that contemporary India worships Gandhi’s assassin and assassinates the character of the father of the nation.