Boy who was named Ramachandra Godse but who came to be known as Nathuram. Before he was born, in a small village of the Bombay-Pune belt, his parents had three sons, all of whom died in infancy. To ensure death did not claim Ramachandra as well, they brought him up as a girl, had his nose pierced, and made him wear the nose ring or nath until they had yet another son. It was because of the nose ring he wore that Ramachandra became Nathuram

Godse has said that he respected Gandhi and his Quit India movement, Non-Cooperation movement and how Gandhi stopped most bloodshed, but what struck in Godse’s mind was of Delhi at the time of partition. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi could have stopped the Partition of the country, India lost three major cities like Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and most heritage of Harrapan culture.

What must have added to Nathuram Godse anger was the blodshed of Hindu and Muslim at the border of India and Pakistan, where nearly millions died but Gandhi didn’t take action and remained calm.

Godse soon feared if Gandhi would be ruling the country further Britishers would come back again and annexe the country again, there would be famine, poverty, riots and blodshed everywhere if Gandhi’s peace fight without weapons is not stopped the government would be a failure and the country would be doomed. So Godse had made up his mind to kill Gandhi’s ignorance and Gandhi himself.

Certainly, killing some one cannot be justified and is a punishable offense, but at the same time people responsible for partition and deaths of millions of people should not be glorified.

(Source: QUARTZ IndiaQuora)