PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 69th death anniversary

Mahatma Gandhi after being assasinated in New Delhi, January 30, 1948. Image source: Wikimedia

New Delhi, Jan 30, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, on his 69th death anniversary.

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“Tributes to beloved Bapu on his ‘Punya Tithi'(death anniversary),” Modi tweeted.

On this day in 1948, Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist, who fired three bullets into his chest during a prayer meeting at the Birla House here.

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Gandhi is admired across the world for his nonviolent philosophy of passive resistance. He was known to his many followers as the Mahatma. (IANS)