Nathuram Godse

1910 - 1949

Nathuram Godse

Nathuram Vinayak Godse (19 May 1910 – 15 November 1949) was the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, who shot Gandhi in the chest three times at point blank range in New Delhi on 30 January 1948. Godse, an advocate of Hindu nationalism, from Pune, Maharashtra, who believed Gandhi to have favoured the political demands of India's Muslims during the partition of India, plotted the assassination with Narayan Apte and six others. After a trial that lasted over a year, Godse was sentenced to death on 8 November 1949. Although pleas for commutation were made by Gandhi's two sons, Manilal Gandhi and Ramdas Gandhi, they were turned down by India's prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, deputy prime minister Vallabhbhai Patel, and the Governor-General C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nathuram Godse has received more than 4,997,422 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 37th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Nathuram Godse ranks 37 out of 182Before him are Ayman al-Zawahiri, Otto Ohlendorf, Andreas Baader, H. H. Holmes, William Kemmler, and Frederick Trump. After him are Gudrun Ensslin, Barry Seal, Butch Cassidy, Fritz Haarmann, Abu Nidal, and James Earl Ray.

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Among people born in 1910, Nathuram Godse ranks 34Before him are William Hanna, Jean Anouilh, Luise Rainer, Eero Saarinen, Edvard Kardelj, and Ludwig Stumpfegger. After him are António de Spínola, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Meša Selimović, Erich Kempka, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, and Robert van Gulik. Among people deceased in 1949, Nathuram Godse ranks 22Before him are Victor Fleming, Charles Ponzi, Klaus Mann, Kim Jong-suk, Henri Giraud, and Fyodor Tolbukhin. After him are Sarojini Naidu, Gustav Radbruch, Solomon R. Guggenheim, Marcel Cerdan, László Rajk, and Leonard Bloomfield.

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Among people born in India, Nathuram Godse ranks 84 out of 848Before him are Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Pervez Musharraf (1943), Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), Kasturba Gandhi (1869), Maudgalyayana (-568), and Satyendra Nath Bose (1894). After him are Shah Rukh Khan (1965), Ahmed Deedat (1918), Sarojini Naidu (1879), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), and Maharana Pratap (1540).


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

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