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Mahatma Gandhi lived at this location (then called the Birla House) for the last 144 days of his life, until he was assassinated here on January 30, 1948. He was 78 years old.
Originally the home of a wealthy Indian family, the Birla House was transformed into the Gandhi Smriti (or Gandhi Remembrance)- a museum and shrine to the slain political and spiritual leader.
The Martyr's Column marks the location where the fifth assassination attempt on Gandhi ended his life.