A few minutes after five o'clock on the evening of January 30, 1948, the fatal shots that ended Gandhi's life rang out. He died with "He Ram" on his lips. He had given his life for a cause to which he had single mindedly dedicated himself in his last daysórestoring the national unity which had been shattered in the frenzy of communal butchery that had accompanied the birth of independence. Gandhi had paid the supreme price for his convictions and love of India. But the flame that he lit would burn undimmed forever.