Gandhiji’s Gardener who caught Nathuram Godse was an Odia, he hailed from Jagulaipada village of Kendrapara district of Odisha.
Raghu Nayak caught Nathuram Godse, the man who shot dead the Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi On January 30, 1948.
He caught Godse while he was trying to escape helping the Police to arrest him.
For seven decades the name of Raghu Nayak, who worked as a gardener at the Birla House in New Delhi, remained forgotten by history.
The first President of India Dr.Rajendra Prasad awarded him Rs.500/-.
The Government of Odisha felicitated his widow,Mandodari Nayak who is 85 years old with Rs.5 lakhs Cheque.
Even though forgotten by history, for the people of Jagulaipada he is a hero. In 2005 with assistance from German automobile maker Daimler-Chrysler they erected a memorial pillar in Nayak’s memory.