Godse captor’s spouse passes away at 92

Raghu was a gardener at Birla House where the Mahatma was shot by Godse. Mandodari was cremated at Swargadwar in Puri.

Published: 12th September 2019 06:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2019 06:48 AM   |  A+A-

Mandodari Nayak with her daughters and grand children | Express

By Express News Service

KENDRAPARA: Mandodari Nayak of Jaguleipada village, whose husband Raghu Nayak had caught Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, passed away in Cuttack on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. She was 92.

Raghu was a gardener at Birla House where the Mahatma was shot by Godse. Mandodari was cremated at Swargadwar in Puri. Mandodari was felicitated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in 2016 for her association with the Father of the Nation. Her elder daughter Jayanti said her mother had a dream to visit Birla House, now known as Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi to pay homage to the Father of the Nation on his 150th birth anniversary on October 2. Jayanti said Mandodari also wanted to visit the quarters where she resided. “She died a few days before the birth anniversary of the father of the nation. Her dream was left unfulfilled,” she said. 

Former minister Bhagabat Prasad Mohanty, president of district freedom fighters’ association Nakul Das, Aul MLA Pratap Keshari Deb, former Aul MLA Debendra Sharma, member of Odisha Sahitya Academy Dr Basudev Das and former principal of Kendrapada college Nanda Kishor Parida were among those who condoled Mandodari’s death. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp