Photos: 10 famous personalities who were assassinated

Jan 30, 2018, 17:09 IST
  • Photos: 10 famous personalities who were assassinated

    Mahatma Gandhi died on January 30, 1948 after he was shot from close range at Birla Bhavan in New Delhi. His killer, Nathuram Godse was arrested and later tried and convicted

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    The former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto was killed in 2007 while participating in a political rally in Rawalpindi. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack

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    Rajiv's mother and India's only woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984 in retaliation for ordering Operation Blue Star at Golden Temple

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    Dacoit-turned politician, Phoolan Devi was gunned down on July 25, 2001, by three masked gunmen outside her Delhi bungalow. The accused later claimed that they killed her to take revenge for the murders of some upper-caste men by Phoolan. Pic/ AFP

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    The sixth Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991 by the LTTE group while campaigning for a Lok Sabha Congress candidate in Tamil Nadu

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    The 35th President of US John F Kennedy succumbed to bullet injuries after shots were fired on him on November 22, 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the murder of the President

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    Legendary music band Beatles' lead singer John Lennon was shot by a man later identified as Mark David Chapman in New York on December 8, 1980. The motive for the murder is unclear

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    The most shocking of all presidential assassinations, Abraham Lincoln was killed at Ford's Theatre on Good Friday on April 14, 1865. He was watching a play when John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate spy, shot him in the head. Pic/ AFP

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    The legendary revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, who was a major figure during the Cuban Revolution, was captured and killed by the Bolivian army on October 9, 1967

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    The man behind the American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr. was standing on the balcony of a motel room on April 4th 1968 when he was shot at by James Earl Ray. The latter was a white man, who was against the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Pic/ AFP

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On the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we take a look at some well-known personalities from across the globe were assassinated

 

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