BHUBANESWAR: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday provided Rs 5 lakh assistance to Mandodari Nayak, wife of Raghu Nayak, who had captured Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.
The chief minister also felicitated Mandodari Nayak here and donated Rs 5 lakh from chief minister’s relief fund after coming to know that her family was living in a precarious condition. She came here with her family to meet the chief minister.
Raghu Nayak, a resident of Jaguliapada in the Kendrapara district, grappled with Nathuram Godse and pinned him down after Godse fired lethal shots at Mahatma Gandhi at Birla House in New Delhi on January 30, 1948.
Raghu was working as a gardener at the Birla House.