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The Mahatma Sleeps


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The Mahatma's Ashes The Mahatma’s Rests Here

I am not one that believes in hero worship. While I admire the skills of athletes, actors, and others, I have no desire to meet them and don’t gawk in their presence. They are just humans albeit with a particular skill set that happens to pay them well. That said, there are people I greatly admire. Besides my parents, one of those is Mahatma Gandhi, the man that liberated India from English oppression through nonviolent resistance.

For a time, the British imprisoned him at Aga Khan palace in Pune. He was imprisoned here with his wife and secretary both who died during the incarceration. Years later following his assassination, a portion of the Mahatma’s ashes were interred on the grounds near a memorial to his wife. This has led to some controversy because Hindu beliefs dictate the ashes of the deceased are to be immersed in water.

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