On January 30, 1948, Gandhi was with his grandnieces in the garden of the former Birla House in New Delhi. He was getting ready to go to his daily prayer meeting. Among the crowd, Nathuram Godse, a Hindu man, came out and bowed to Gandhi, then shot him three times with a pistol. When Gandhi was announced that he had died, it left people of India subdued and wrenched India from the grip of madness and violence. Over a million people attended darshan to honour Gandhi.