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Remembering Gandhi’s 63rd Death Anniversary

Today was the 63rd anniversary of Gandhi’s death.

“Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought and acted, inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony. We may ignore Gandhi at our own risk.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.”

– Albert Einstein

On the 30th of January 1948, Gandhi woke up at his usual hour, 3:30 a.m. After the Gandhi's Funeralmorning prayer he put the final touches to the new constitution for Congress which he had been unable to finish the previous night. The rest of the morning was spent answering letters. Someone mentioned the fact that despite his poor health he was working incessantly. ‘Tomorrow’, he explained, ‘I may not be here’. ‘If I have to die I should like to die at the prayer meeting. You are wrong in believing that you can protect me from harm. God is my protector.’  Then, while holding a prayer meeting at Birla House, Delhi, Gandhi was shot dead.  A nation’s father was dead. >>Continued at Gandhi Worldwide 

Timeline: original post date jan 30, 2011

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