Gandhi's ashes reappear for anniversary

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Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes have been scattered at sea on the 60th anniversary of his death. His great-granddaughter, Nilamben Parikh, was at the ceremony off the coast of Mumbai with ten other relatives of the Indian political leader. The 75-year-old Ms Parikh stated: ‘This is a day for deep thought. This day will help us think how to move forward.’ The ashes were scattered about 1km from the shore, 60 years after Gandhi was assassinated on January 30th, 1948 by a Hindu fanatic. After his cremation, ashes in separate urns were sent across India for ceremonial services.

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