Ashes of Mahatma Gandhi cast upon waters 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 12 1948)

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(Thursday, February 12, 1948, 1:55 p.m. IST) — The ashes of Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas Gandhi, who was assassinated Jan. 30, 1948, on his way to prayer by a Hindu extremist, were consigned to the holy waters of the Ganges today amid pageantry epitomizing the ancient civilization that the little man in a white loincloth molded into free membership in the modern family of nations.

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