Death of Mahatma Gandhi

October 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948
Mumbai | Age 78

Gandhi's Ashes to Be Scattered at Sea
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Sixty years after he was assassinated, some of peace icon Mohandas K. Gandhi's ashes will be scattered in the Arabian Sea at the family's request and not publicly displayed, a museum trustee said Tuesday.

A small steel urn of Gandhi's ashes -- one of dozens dispersed across the country after his death -- was sent to a Gandhi museum in Mumbai last year by an Indian businessman whose father, a close friend of Gandhi's, had preserved the ashes.

Trustees had planned to display...

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