Crowds gather at Rajghat, Delhi in remembrance of Gandhi, one year after his death.
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First Anniversary of Gandhi's Death, Rajghat, Delhi, India.
MS Pandit Nehru, India's First Prime Minister, and others sitting in prayer. General view of prayer meeting (2 shots). MS flowers being scattered on the spot where Gandhi was cremated. LS mass of flowers covering the spot. MS people handing flower petals to the official who scatters them. LS procession of Delhi Christians bearing wreath of flowers and crucifix banners to the Samadhi (the cremation spot). LS the wreath being lifted onto the Samadhi (2 shots). MS people outside the enclosure watching. CU man taking something out of a sack. LS crowd looking at man who resembles Gandhi (according to dope sheet "the credulous thought that the Mahatma had arisen from the dead"). General view of the prayer dais. Massed crowds. MS Pandit Nehru and other personalities seated on dais. Acharya Vinoba-Bhave, chief disciple of Gandhi, addressing the prayer meeting. Shots of the prayer meeting (3 shots). Front view of Vinoba-Bhave addressing the congregation. LS the prayer meeting. MS women in the congregation.
Date on original dope sheet is 08/02/1949.