January 30. On this day in 1948, a Hindu fanatic shot and killed Mahatma Gandhi as he arrived for the usual evening prayer meeting. The story in pictures.
The killer, Nathuram Godse, gun in hand, faces Gandhi
The deed is done. Gandhi's body lying in state
The Last Journey. Milling crowds thronged the streets to pay homage to the leader
Another view of the milling crowds
And now listen to Jawaharlal Nehru's moving address to the nation: The light has gone out of our eyes