Interview number: 242
Interviewer: Gandhi, Arun
Interview date: 1969-12-20
Length 33 minutes
Condition notes: Clean, although with some background noise
Mrs. Gopi Gauba, authoress, describes in detail, the moving scenes at Birla House immediately after the shooting of Gandhi, his wounds, the mourners, people’s reactions, and the scenes at the funeral pyre.
Coverage notes: prayer meeting; tonga wallah; inside Birla Hall, Albuquerque Road; Daryaganj, Sudhan Singh Park; Devadas; Rajghat museum; Guru Granth Sahib; ‘Times’ photograph; Gandhi’s wounds; V. Patel, S. Patel, Naidu, Mountbatten, Nayyar; K.L. Gauba’s book; cremation; Nehru, 17 York Road; Manmohan Harkinshanlal; 1948