30th January is the 61st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi .
Gandhiji was assassinated on 30th January, 1948 at 5:17 pm . He was going for his prayer meeting in the lawns of Birla House, where he was staying . Birla House is situated at Albuquerque Road now known as Tees January Marg, New Delhi. The bullets hit Gandhi directly in his abdomen and chest. He died instantly . His body was kept on the terrace of Birla Bhavan all through the night for the people to pay their homage to the great man.
Following the Hindu custom, Gandhi was cremated on the next day by the Jamuna River ( Rajghat ) New Delhi. The cortege left Birla House at Albuquerque Road, New Delhi at 11:45am , it passed through Queensway( Janpath), Kingsway( Rajpath ), Hardinge Avenue( Tilak Road ) and Bela Road ( Ring Road ) on its way to Rajghat. It reached Rajghat at 4:20p.m.
For more detail write up on The Last Journey, please click here http://www.gandhi-manibhavan.org/eduresources/chap3.htm.