Martyrs’ Day in India, is observed at the national level on January 30, the anniversary of the assassination of the father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, in 1948. The Nation pays homage to the Mahatma and other martyrs who gave their lives in the struggle for India’s freedom on January 30 every year.
Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was assassinated a little before the sunset on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist who felt Gandhi was sympathetic to the Muslims. Martyrs’ Day in India is observed on January 30 to pay homage Mahatma Gandhi and other freedom fighters who gave up their lives in the service of the Nation.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (often called Mahatma Gandhi) was assassinated on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist who felt Gandhi was sympathetic to the Muslims. January 30 is observed as the Martyrs’ Day in India remembering those who laid their lives for the Nation.