Citizens for Justice and Peace

A house named `Mahatma’ Nathuram

09, Feb 2015

Barely 12km from Gandhi Bhawan in Beliaghata, where Mahatma Gandhi went on a fast in 1947 to stop Hindu-Muslim riots in West Bengal, stands a house named after the man who assassinated him.
Rana Pratap Roy , a former resident of Michael Nagar near Dum Dum who was a commander in the Navy and had fought against Pakistani soldiers in Rann of Kutch, believed Godse was an icon. To him, Godse, not Gandhi, was the Mahatma. He thus christened his two-storied home `Mahatma Nathuram Godse House’ -a name that is still etched in golden letters on a black marble plaque.


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