Most of us are aware that Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse, but one can’t imagine how articulate his last words were! Just before he departed from this world, he had made the following statement:
“I am late by 10 minutes. I hate being late. I like to be at the prayer punctually at the stroke of five.”
About his death:
Mahatma Gandhi died on the 30th of January 1948, in the garden of the Birla house in New Delhi. He was with his grandniece Manuben at the time. Mahatma was assassinated by Nathuram Godse who was tried and executed in 1949. Over two million people joined the funeral procession. His ashes were submerged at the Ganga – Yamuna Sangam at Allahabad.
About Mahatma Gandhi:
Admired by the world for his nonviolent philosophy of passive resistance, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was well-known to his many followers as Mahatma, or ‘the great-souled one’. His work as an activist entitled him to be nominated for the noble peace prize 5 times. Mahatma Gandhi was responsible for the Civil Rights movement in 4 continents and 12 countries. His principles even influenced Steve Jobs who wore his round glasses as a tribute. Even after Partition in 1947, Mahatma continued to work toward peace between Hindus and Muslims. His last words are emblematic of his sincere faith in his principles; they do inspire us to be faithful towards our duties and responsibilities.