New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi is considered one of the greatest leaders in world history. Mahatma Gandhi pledged a lifetime of non-violence and satyagraha to liberate Bharat Mata from the chains of slavery, but he did not have much time to breathe the air of freedom. On 15 August 1947, the country became independent and on the evening of 30 January 1948, Nathu Ram Godse fired three bullets in the chest of that priest of non-violence. Nathuram was sentenced to death for the crime and it was 15 November 1959. Let me know about the prison where Nathuram Godse, who shot the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was imprisoned.
Nathu Ram Godse was kept in Ambala’s Central Jail. This central jail built on the side of the highway was just like the Andaman and Nicobar prison. Many well-known freedom fighters were kept in this prison. Nathuram Godse was hanged on 15 November 1949 in this prison. Another conspirator Narayan Apte was also hanged along with him. The body of Nathuram Godse was not given to the family by the government. Jail officials cremated him on the banks of the Ghaggar River. When the body was being carried in a prison vehicle and taken to the Ghaggar river, a Hindu Mahasabha activist also walked behind the vehicle and kept the ashes in a box when the pyre was cold. Godse’s bones are still preserved with relatives.
It is said that Nathuram Godse was kept in a prison cell in the jail. Godse had demanded the jail administration to visit the temple daily in the morning and worship, but Godse was not allowed to visit the temple daily. It is said that sometimes he was taken by the prison administration in an ancient Shiva temple located very close to the Central Jail, respecting his wishes