Nathuram Godse

1910 - 1949

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Nathuram Vinayak Godse (Marathi pronunciation: [nət̪ʰuɾaːm ɡoːɖse]; 19 May 1910 – 15 November 1949) was the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. He shot Gandhi in the chest three times at point blank range in New Delhi on 30 January 1948. Godse was a Hindu nationalist from Pune, Maharashtra, a member of the political party, the Hindu Mahasabha, as well as a former member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing Hindu paramilitary volunteer organization. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nathuram Godse has received more than 6,132,800 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Nathuram Godse is the 34th most popular extremist (up from 37th in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from India (up from 84th in 2019) and the most popular Indian Extremist.

Nathuram Godse was a Hindu nationalist who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi in 1948.

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Among extremists, Nathuram Godse ranks 34 out of 205Before him are Carlos the Jackal, Mehmet Ali Ağca, Ayman al-Zawahiri, H. H. Holmes, Tommaso Buscetta, and Luis Carrero Blanco. After him are Otto Ohlendorf, Barry Seal, Peter Kürten, Marinus van der Lubbe, Andreas Baader, and Butch Cassidy.

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Among people born in 1910, Nathuram Godse ranks 28Before him are Samuel Barber, William Shockley, Chiang Ching-kuo, Lee Byung-chul, Helenio Herrera, and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. After him are Dominique Pire, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, Jean Anouilh, Eero Saarinen, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Momofuku Ando. Among people deceased in 1949, Nathuram Godse ranks 18Before him are Kim Jong-suk, Victor Fleming, Elton Mayo, Klaus Mann, Axel Munthe, and Friedrich Bergius. After him are August Krogh, Kim Koo, Marcel Cerdan, Fyodor Tolbukhin, Gustav Radbruch, and Henri Giraud.

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Among people born in India, Nathuram Godse ranks 69 out of 1,227Before him are Ramana Maharshi (1879), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Abdul Karim (1863), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Harsha (590), and Pete Best (1941). After him are Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Śuddhodana (-590), Ronald Ross (1857), Sher Shah Suri (1486), and Rajiv Gandhi (1944).


Among extremists born in India, Nathuram Godse ranks 1After him are Dawood Ibrahim (1955).