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 Timeline of Mahatma  for  V : 1936 - 1948
   
1936 Visited Seagon, a village near Wardha in the Central Provinces, and decided to settle there.. (This was renamed Sevagram in 1940 and eventually became an ashram for his disciples.)

January 1937 Visited Travancore for removal of untouchability.

1938 Autumn. Tour of Northwest Frontier Province with the Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan.

March 1939 Began fast unto death as part of satyagraha campaign in Rajkot; fast ended four days later when Viceroy appointed as arbitrator.

October 1940 Launched limited,individual civil-disobedience campaign against Britain's refusal to allow Indians to express their opinions regarding World War II - 23,000 persons imprisoned within a year.

1942 Harijan resumed publication after being suspended for 15 months.

May 1942 Met Sir Stafford Cripps in New Delhi but called his proposals a post-dated cheque; they were ultimately rejected by Congress.

August 1942 Congress passed Quit India resolution - the final nation-wide satyagraha campaign - with Gandhi as leader. Arrested with other Congress leaders and Kasturba and imprisoned in Aga Khan Palace near Poona, with populace revolting in many parts of India. He began correspondence with Viceroy. Mahadev Desai, Gandhi's secretary and intimate, died in Palace.

10th February 1943 Began 21-day fast at Aga Khan Palace to end deadlock of negotiations between Viceroy and Indian leaders.

22nd February 1944 Kasturba died in detention at Aga Khan Palace at age of seventy- four.

6th May 1944 After decline in health, was released unconditionally from detention (this was his last imprisonment; he had spent 2338 days in jail during his life time).

September 1944 Important talks with Jinnah of Moslem League in Bombay on Hindu-Moslem unity.

March 1946 Conferred with British Cabinet Mission in New Delhi.

November 1946 Began four-month tour of 49 villages in East Bengal to quell communal rioting over Muslim representation in provisional government.

March 1947 Began tour of Bihar to lessen Hindu-Moslem tensions. Began conferences in New Delhi with Viceroy (Lord Mountbatten) and Jinnah.

May 1947 Opposed Congress decision to accept division of country into India and Pakistan.

15th August 1947 Fasted and prayed to combat riots in Calcutta as India was partitioned and granted independence.

September 1947 Fasted for three days to stop communal violence in Calcutta. Visited Delhi and environs to stop rioting and to visit camps of refugees (Hindus and Sikhs from the Punjab).

13th January 1948 Fasted for five days in Delhi for communal unity.

20th January 1948 Bomb exploded in midst of his prayer meeting at Birla House, Delhi.

30th January 1948 Assassinated at 5.13 p.m. in 78th year of life at Birla House by Nathuram Vinayak Godse. Shot thrice in the chest from point blank range. Died with the name of Lord Rama on his Lips He` Ram.

31st January 1948 Creamated on the Banks of the River Yamuna.

February 1948 Ashes Immersed in the Holy Triveni Sangam at Allahabad.