Remembering Gandhi: Black And White Courtroom Photos From Nathuram Godse's Trial

30/01/2015 4:55 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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The men accused of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi listen to testimony in a courtroom during their arraignment in New Delhi, India, on May 27, 1948. Gandhi was shot three times by Nathuram Vinayak Godse, center, on his way to a prayer meeting from Birla House on Jan. 30. At left is Narayan Dattraya Apte and at right is Vishnu Ramkrishna Karkare. In second row at center is Madan Lal, accused of exploding a bomb on Jan. 20 outside a Gandhi prayer meeting at Birla House. (AP Photo)

As India marked the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today, here are some rare photos of the men accused of his assassination listening to testimony inside a courtroom in Delhi during their arraignment in May, 1948. Gandhi was shot three times by Nathuram Vinayak Godse on his way to a prayer meeting from Birla House on January 30. The other men in the picture are Narayan Dattraya Apte, Vishnu Ramkrishna Karkare and Madan Lal, accused of exploding a bomb on January 20 outside a Gandhi prayer meeting at Birla House.

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    This is Hindu extremist and newspaper editor Nathuram Godse, who assassinated Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian patriot and spiritual leader, seen in an undated photo. (AP Photo)
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    This is the gun and one of the bullets with which Nathuram Godse assassinated Mohandas Gandhi, Indian patriot and spiritual leader, on January 30, 1948, seen in its first public exhibit, Oct. 28, 1969, in New Delhi. (AP Photo)
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    Nathuram Godse, left, one of nine co-defendants in the Mohandas Gandhi assassination conspiracy case, and defense counsellor L.B. Bhopatkar confer May 27, 1948, at the start of the hearing. (AP Photo)
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    This was the scene in the courtroom during the trial of the men accused in the conspiracy to assassinate Indian patriot and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi, May 27, 1948, in New Delhi. In the front row, left to right: Nathuram Vinayak Godse, alleged assailant; Narayan Dattatraya Apte; Vishnu Ramkrishna Karkare. Second row, left to right: Digambar Ramchandra Badge (bearded); Madanlal Kashmirilal Pahwa; Gopal Vinayak Godse, brother of the accused assassin. Third row, left to right: Shankar Kistaya; Vinayak Damodar; Dattatraya Sadashiv Parchure. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)
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    The men accused of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi listen to testimony in a courtroom during their arraignment in New Delhi, India, on May 27, 1948. Gandhi was shot three times by Nathuram Vinayak Godse, center, on his way to a prayer meeting from Birla House on Jan. 30. At left is Narayan Dattraya Apte and at right is Vishnu Ramkrishna Karkare. In second row at center is Madan Lal, accused of exploding a bomb on Jan. 20 outside a Gandhi prayer meeting at Birla House. Men at doorway are unidentified. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)
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    The men accused of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi listen to testimony in a courtroom during their arraignment in New Delhi, India, on May 27, 1948. Gandhi was shot three times by Nathuram Vinayak Godse, center, on his way to a prayer meeting from Birla House on Jan. 30. At left is Narayan Dattraya Apte and at right is Vishnu Ramkrishna Karkare. In second row at center is Madan Lal, accused of exploding a bomb on Jan. 20 outside a Gandhi prayer meeting at Birla House. (AP Photo)
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    Nathuram Vinayak Godse, bottom right, on trial for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in the red fort, Old Delhi, 27th May 1948. The presiding judge Atma Charan is on the left. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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