Nathuram Godse

1910 - 1949

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Nathuram Vinayak Godse (19 May 1910 – 15 November 1949) was the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. He was a Hindu nationalist from western India who shot Gandhi in the chest three times at point blank range at a multi-faith prayer meeting in Birla House in New Delhi on 30 January 1948. Godse was a member of the political party, the Hindu Mahasabha; a former member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing Hindu paramilitary volunteer organization; and a popularizer of the work of his mentor Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, who had created the ideology of Hindutva and ridiculed the philosophy of non-violence more than two decades earlier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nathuram Godse has received more than 6,853,851 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Nathuram Godse is the 37th most popular extremist (down from 34th in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from India (down from 69th in 2019) and the most popular Extremist.

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

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Among extremists, Nathuram Godse ranks 37 out of 209Before him are Mehmet Ali Ağca, Frederick Trump, Otto Ohlendorf, H. H. Holmes, Andreas Baader, and Tommaso Buscetta. After him are Peter Kürten, Vincenzo Peruggia, William Kemmler, Emperor Norton, Marinus van der Lubbe, and George Jung.

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Among people born in 1910, Nathuram Godse ranks 28Before him are Kurt Meyer, William Shockley, Lee Byung-chul, William Hanna, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, and Ludwig Stumpfegger. After him are Helenio Herrera, Samuel Barber, Momofuku Ando, Jean Anouilh, August Landmesser, and Jean-Louis Barrault. Among people deceased in 1949, Nathuram Godse ranks 21Before him are Victor Fleming, Axel Munthe, Kim Jong-suk, Kim Koo, Sarojini Naidu, and Klaus Mann. After him are Fyodor Tolbukhin, Marcel Cerdan, Angela Hitler, Gustav Radbruch, Henri Giraud, and Niceto Alcalá-Zamora.

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Among people born in India, Nathuram Godse ranks 88 out of 1,493Before him are Sri Aurobindo (1872), Sher Shah Suri (1486), Vātsyāyana (300), Cliff Richard (1940), Tukaram (1608), and Sarojini Naidu (1879). After him are Gerald Durrell (1925), Mahākāśyapa (-550), Satyendra Nath Bose (1894), Chandragupta II (400), Vishvamitra (-2000), and Guru Gobind Singh (1666).


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