Lead: On the evening of January 30, 1948, India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, addressed the nation through All India Radio. Mathatma Gandhi, the prophet of nonviolence, had been assassinated.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts

Content: 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.