Photos: 10 famous personalities who were assassinated

10-Aug-2017
  • Dacoit-turned politician, Phoolan was gunned down on July 25, 2001, by three masked gunmen outside her Delhi bungalow. The accused later claimed that they killed her to take revenge for the murders of some upper-caste men by Phoolan. Pic/ AFP
    Dacoit-turned politician, Phoolan was gunned down on July 25, 2001, by three masked gunmen outside her Delhi bungalow. The accused later claimed that they killed her to take revenge for the murders of some upper-caste men by Phoolan. Pic/ AFP
    More
  • Gandhi died on January 30, 1948 after he was shot from close range at Birla Bhavan in New Delhi. His killer, Nathuram Godse was arrested and later tried and convicted
    Gandhi died on January 30, 1948 after he was shot from close range at Birla Bhavan in New Delhi. His killer, Nathuram Godse was arrested and later tried and convicted
    More
  • Rajiv's mother and India's only woman Prime Minister was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984 in retaliation for ordering Operation Blue Star at Golden Temple
    Rajiv's mother and India's only woman Prime Minister was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984 in retaliation for ordering Operation Blue Star at Golden Temple
    More
  • The sixth Prime Minister of India was assassinated on May 21, 1991 by the LTTE group while campaigning for a Lok Sabha Congress candidate in Tamil Nadu
    The sixth Prime Minister of India was assassinated on May 21, 1991 by the LTTE group while campaigning for a Lok Sabha Congress candidate in Tamil Nadu
    More
  • The former Prime Minister of Pakistan was killed in 2007 while participating in a political rally in Rawalpindi. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack
    The former Prime Minister of Pakistan was killed in 2007 while participating in a political rally in Rawalpindi. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack
    More
  • The 35th President of US succumbed to bullet injuries after shots were fired on him on November 22, 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the murder of the President
    The 35th President of US succumbed to bullet injuries after shots were fired on him on November 22, 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the murder of the President
    More
  • Legendary music band Beatles' lead singer was shot by a man later identified as Mark David Chapman in New York on December 8, 1980. The motive for the murder is unclear
    Legendary music band Beatles' lead singer was shot by a man later identified as Mark David Chapman in New York on December 8, 1980. The motive for the murder is unclear
    More
  • The most shocking of all presidential assassinations, Lincoln was killed at Ford's Theatre on Good Friday on April 14, 1865. He was watching a play when John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate spy, shot him in the head. Pic/ AFP
    The most shocking of all presidential assassinations, Lincoln was killed at Ford's Theatre on Good Friday on April 14, 1865. He was watching a play when John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate spy, shot him in the head. Pic/ AFP
    More
  • The legendary revolutionary, who was a major figure during the Cuban Revolution, was captured and killed by the Bolivian army on October 9, 1967
    The legendary revolutionary, who was a major figure during the Cuban Revolution, was captured and killed by the Bolivian army on October 9, 1967
    More
  • The man behind the American Civil Rights Movement, King was standing on the balcony of a motel room on April 4th 1968 when he was shot at by James Earl Ray. The latter was a white man, who was against the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Pic/ AFP
    The man behind the American Civil Rights Movement, King was standing on the balcony of a motel room on April 4th 1968 when he was shot at by James Earl Ray. The latter was a white man, who was against the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Pic/ AFP
    More
1 / 10