Gandhi Smriti

Museum in New Delhi

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This poignant memorial to Mahatma Gandhi is in Birla House, where he was shot dead on the grounds by a Hindu zealot on 30 January 1948, after campaigning against intercommunal violence.

The house itself is where Gandhi spent his last 144 days. The exhibits include rooms preserved just as Gandhi left them, a detailed account of his life and last 24 hours, and vivid miniature dioramas depicting scenes from his life.

In the room where Gandhi lodged, you can see his meagre possessions – a walking stick, spectacles, a spinning wheel and a pair of chappals (sandals).


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