The nation today remembers Mahatma Gandhi, as it observes the 70th death anniversary of the father of the nation. Gandhi was shot dead 69 years ago on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi among other leaders will pay their tribute to Gandhi at Rajghat on this occasion.
Gandhi was the pioneer of non-violence and practiced it throughout his life. His struggles brought freedom to a country which had been under British rule for about 200 years.