Mahatma Gandhi’s Funeral | JamiiForums | The Home of Great Thinkers

Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

Mahatma Gandhi’s Funeral

Discussion in 'Jamii Photos' started by MAMA POROJO, Nov 13, 2010.


    MAMA POROJO JF-Expert Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Messages: 4,966
    Likes Received: 27
    Trophy Points: 135




    On Friday 30 January 1948, Gandhi woke up at his usual hour, 3:30 a.m. After the morning prayer he put the final touches to the new constitution for Congress which he had been unable to finish the previous night.

    The rest of the morning was spent answering letters. Someone mentioned the fact that despite his poor health he was working incessantly. ‘Tomorrow’, he explained, ‘I may not be here’. Gandhi would not permit those who attended the prayer meetings: ‘If I have to die I should like to die at the prayer meeting. You are wrong in believing that you can protect me from harm. God is my protector.’ Mahatma Gandhi’s body lay on the pyre with his head to the north. In that position Buddha met his end. At 4:45 p.m., Ramdas, the third son of the Mahatma, set fire to the funeral pyre. The logs burst into flames.

    The vast assemblage groaned. Women wailed; men wept. The wood crackled and seethed and the flames united into a single fire. Now there was silence. Gandhi’s body was being reduced to ashes and cinders. A nation’s father was dead.
  2. PayGod

    PayGod JF-Expert Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    Joined: Mar 4, 2008
    Messages: 1,255
    Likes Received: 4
    Trophy Points: 135
  3. Njowepo

    Njowepo JF-Expert Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Messages: 9,296
    Likes Received: 381
    Trophy Points: 180
    Naona kwa wahindi huyo alikuwa zawadi kama Tz kuwa na JK Nyerere
  4. b

    bitimkongwe JF-Expert Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    Joined: Oct 21, 2009
    Messages: 3,034
    Likes Received: 211
    Trophy Points: 160
    Mbona hii story iko nusu nusu?

    Mahatma Gandhi aliuwawa kwa kupigwa risasi na mshabiki mmoja ambaye alikuwa hapendi mazungumzo ya kutengana kwa Pakistani kutoka India (samahani kama nimekosea). Hakufa kitandani.

    Tafadhali angalia ile filam ya Gandhi ambayo imechezwa na Sir Richard Attenborough utaipata hadithi yake vizuri.
  5. Gama

    Gama JF-Expert Member

    Nov 14, 2010
    Joined: Jan 9, 2010
    Messages: 9,223
    Likes Received: 1,412
    Trophy Points: 280