‘Mahatma Gandhi’ from France is Rajghat sidelight

January 26, 2015 2:19 AM

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‘Mahatma Gandhi’ from France is Rajghat sidelight

While Rajghat hosted President Barack Obama on Sunday morning, it was a French “Gandhi” a little distance away who drew the most curious and confused stares from people and security personnel alike.

Passers-by and people visiting the Gandhi samadhi on the cold winter morning were stunned to find an old man in white cotton cloth wrapped around his waist, walking in a faded red Hawaii chappal, armed with a lathi. A second look, however, showed the man to be a plumper impersonation of the Mahatma.

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