Mahatma Gandhi was the father of the Indian nation. He played a prominent role in the independence of Hindus from British India. He was the biggest follower of non violence. He was commonly called as BAPU by Indians. Bapu is a Gujrati language word, which means Father. He is also called as Gandhi Ji.
Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse who fired 3 bullets at him. Gandhi died at the spot. This happened only after 4 months of the independence. Godse blamed him for favouring Pakistan and did not like his policy of non violence. Godse was later executed by courts in 1949.