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Mahatma Gandhi the day before and the morning of his death

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On this day in 1948, the Indian peace activist Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. Magnum founder Henri Cartier-Bresson was in India at the time and photographed Gandhi the day before and the morning of his death. DELHI, India—Birla House. Gandhi dictates a message, just before breaking his final fast. He had been fasting to protest the partition of India, 1948.
DELHI, India—Birla House. Gandhi the day before his assassination, 1948. DELHI, India—Birla House. Gandhi on the last day of his fast, the day before his assassination, 1948. DELHI, India—Birla House. Gandhi, just after breaking his fast, 1948. DELHI, India—Birla House. An interview with Gandhi the day before his assassination, 1948. DELHI, India—Gandhi leaving a Muslim shrine. This is one of the last appearances between the end of his fast and his death, 1948. \ DELHI, India—Birla House. In Gandhi’s bedroom just after he died. A group of his supporters surround the body. The crowd in the garden was tightly pushed up against Birl…