30 Jan-1528 – Rana Sanga of Mewar, who had built up an extensive and powerful kingdom over the central and western regions of Northern India, passed away.


30 Jan 1948-Mahatma Gandhi was shot and killed by a Hindu extremist Nathuram Godse. The 78-year-old Gandhi was shot at point-blank range.


Mahatma Gandhi Bapu’s assassination on 30 January 1948,  Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru told
“The light has gone out of our lives, and there is darkness everywhere, and I do not quite know what to tell you or how to say it. Our beloved leader, Bapu as we called him, the father of the nation, is no more. we will not see him again, as we have seen him for these many years, we will not run to him for advice or seek solace from him, and that is a terrible blow, not only for me, but for millions and millions in this country.”

30 Jan 1913 – Amrita Sher-Gil, eminent Indian artist, was born

30 Jan 1968Makhanlal Chaturvedi, famous Hindi poet, writer and President of All India, passed away.

30 Jan 1994 – Kapil Dev equals Richard Hadlee’s world record of 431 Test wickets

30 Jan – Martyrs’ DaySarvodaya day) it is named in the honour those who recognised as martyrs for the nation. The date was chosen as it marks the assassination of Bapu in 1948