Gandhi Statue To Be Unveiled In London

A bronze statue of the Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi is due to be unveiled in central London.

Prime Minister David Cameron said the sculpture is a “magnificent tribute” to one of the “most towering figures” in history.

The work by Philip Jackson, who has made statues of the Queen Morhter and the Bomber Command memorial, shows Mr Gandhi dressed in a shawl and traditional dhoti skirt, with his hands clasped.

It is inspired by photographs of him at 10 Downing Street during a visit in 1931.

The statue will be unveiled in Parliament Square by Indian finance minister Shri Arun Jaitley in a ceremony that will include personal tribute from Gandhi’s grandson, the former governor of West Bengal,Shri Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

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14 March 2015 | 10:20 am – Source: orange.co.uk

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