Mahatma Gandhi's 40-feet tall bust to be installed at Gandhi Maidan in Patna

Mahatma Gandhi's 40-feet tall bust to be installed at Gandhi Maidan in Patna

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Patna Mahatma Gandhi's 40-feet tall bust will be installed on January 30 next year at the historic Gandhi Maidan in Patna on his 65th death anniversary, a Gandhi Museum office-bearer said on Wednesday.

The tallest bust of Mahatma Gandhi till date is ready for installation at its designated place, the Gandhi Museum's Secretary Raji Ahmed said.

The bust, which is made of bronze metal and is in three pieces, has been made by a Delhi-based firm.

A team of state government officials had recently visited the national capital to approve the same, Ahmed added.

The bust -- tallest till date of Mahatma Gandhi -- will have a base of 26-feet and will be installed on a pedestal, the construction of which is under process at the Gandhi Maidan, the Gandhi Museum office-bearer said, adding that the 26-tonne structure has been built at a cost of Rs 40 crores.

Mahatma Gandhi's bust was set for installation on his 143rd birth anniversary on October 2 last, but got delayed due to various reasons, he said.

Story First Published: December 26, 2012 23:23 IST

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