Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born October 2, 1869. He was the primary leader of India’s independence movement. Gandhi was known for his practice of non-violent civil disobedience that would prove influential throughout the world.
On this day, Jan. 30, 1948, Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu extremist.
Below we feature a selection from the Associated Press photo archive, including images by AP reporter James A. Mills and from Pulitzer prize winning photographer Max Desfor.
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