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Raj Ghat is the final resting place of Indian politician Mahatma Gandhi, one of the most respected leaders of all times. On 31 January 1948, Gandhi was cremated on the bank of the holy Yamuna River and his ashes buried. Shortly afterwards a monument was built here which is open to visitors.
Over time, the monument has become a place of pilgrimage for followers of the peace-loving Gandhi, who is also known as the spiritual father of India. Many still adore both the person Gandhi was and his non-violent resistance against discrimination and the British rule over India. World leaders, including President Obama and Queen Elizabeth, have visited this shrine to pay their respects.