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The Empire Builders
For God and Country

To bring the people of Delhi to their senses, Gandhiji began a fast, his last, on 13th January, 1948.
"Purify yourselves. Do not bother about what others are doing," urged the Mahatma, at the prayer meetings every evening. "Each of us should turn the searchlight inward and purify his or her heart as much as possible."
Gandhiji wanted Hindu refugees to vacate the hundred or so mosques they had occupied in Delhi and the Government of India to release £ 40 million to Pakistan as part of the division of assets. Both conditions were met and Gandhiji broke his fast on 18th January, 1948. He, however, incurred the wrath of Hindu fundamentalists. They thought he was soft on Muslims. They were furious because he had forced the government to part with the £ 40 million to Pakistan. Some men who regarded Gandhiji as a traitor to Hinduism decided to kill him.
One of them, Madanlal Pahwa exploded a bomb on 14th January close to the place where Gandhiji used to hold his daily evening prayer meetings. Gandhiji remained unhurt and Pahwa was caught. Gandhiji urged the government to deal leniently with him.
On 30th January 1948, Gandhiji hurried to his prayer meeting as he was ten minutes late. A young man, Nathuram Godse, pushed himself through the crowd and knelt before him, with hands joined. Then as the Mahatma raised his hand in blessing, the man fired — once, twice, thrice. Gandhiji murmured 'Hey, Ram' and collapsed.
Later that night while breaking the news of Gandhiji's assassination over All India Radio, Pandit Nehru his voice choked with emotion, said:
"The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere... Our beloved leader, Bapu as we call him, the father of our nation, is no more...
"The light has gone out I said yet I was wrong. For the light that has illumined this country for these many years will illumine this country for many more years, and a thousand years later that light will still be seen in this country and the world will see it and will give solace to innumerable hearts..."

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