World has always seen large number of great leaders. However, some leaders left the world because of the brutal crime of some “Inhuman People”. The world witnessed huge loss when these great personalities; politicians and leaders were assassinated and took their last breath before its time.
3+ World Famous Leaders who were Assassinated
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live - Norman CousinsClick To Tweet
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live – Norman Cousins
1. Indira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi was the third and till date the first and only female Prime Minister of India.
Being the only child of the first Prime Minister of India, she lived a lonely and unhappy childhood as her mother suffered an early death due to TB and her only brother was died young.
Indira Gandhi is well known for her ruthlessness and centralization of power in politics. She is the only Indian Prime Minister till date who declared the “State of Emergency” in India citing “Internal Disturbance” as the reason which is regarded as “Darkest Years of Indian Democracy”.
A nation's strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others – Indira GandhiClick To Tweet
A nation’s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others – Indira Gandhi
Well, she has been named as “Woman of the Millennium” by British Broadcasting Corporation.
Extract from the Indira Gandhi’s last speech:
I am alive today, I may not be there tomorrow…I shall continue to serve until my last breath and when I die, I can say, that every drop of my blood will invigorate India and strengthen it – Indira Gandhi
On October 31, 1984, at 09:20 in the morning, she was assassinated by her own bodyguards at her own residence. After 5 hours of operation by AIIMS doctors after her assassination, Gandhi was declared dead by AIIMS.
2. Mahatma Gandhi
“Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi” famously known as “Mahatma Gandhi” or “Bapu” or “The Father of the Nation” was the chief leader of Indian Independence movement.
Gandhi is known to the world for his contribution in the Independence of India by his “No-violence Ways”. He taught the whole world the lessons of non-violence, secularism and a lot about life.
In the evening of January 30, 1948, the person called “Nathuram Godse” shot three bullets in Gandhi’s chest. After few minutes, Gandhi was declared dead causing loss of the most valuable leader India has ever seen!
You must be the change you wish to see in the world – Mahatma GandhiClick To Tweet
You must be the change you wish to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi
Next morning the then Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru addressed the nation by radio:
Friends and comrades, 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. Perhaps I am wrong to say that; nevertheless, 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 – Jawahar Lal Nehru
Now, as a mark of respect, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, October 2 is celebrated as “Gandhi Jayanti” in India and as “International Day of Non-violence” in the whole world.
3. Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States of America (“USA”) and the first president who was assassinated. A self-made lawyer, Lincoln has been consistently ranked among the greatest U.S. presidents both by the public as well as by scholars.
Lincoln was tall and “strong enough to intimidate any rival”. At his first speech, when he saw a supporter in the crowd being attacked, Lincoln grabbed the assailant by his “neck and the seat of his trousers” and threw him. (Source: Wikipedia)
On April 14, 1865, on Good Friday, Lincoln went at Ford’s Theater in Washington to attend a play – “Our American Cousin”. While attending the play, Lincoln’s bodyguard left the Ford’s theater for drink at a saloon. While Abraham was watching the play at around 10:13 at night, the person named “John Wilkes Booth” shot Lincoln from behind hitting him in the back of his head.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years – Abraham LincolnClick To Tweet
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years – Abraham Lincoln
Next day after Lincoln assassination, he was declared dead in Petersen House leaving a long-lasting impact on the history of America!
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