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Gandhi statue - Bloomsbury Gandhi statue - Bloomsbury

Statue: Gandhi statue - Bloomsbury

Erection date: 17/5/1968


{On the stone below his feet:}
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869 - 1948
{On the plaque on one of the steps:}
The statue erected under aegis of the India League by the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Committee, was unveiled on the 17th May 1968 by the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson, M.P.
{On the plaque inside the hollow beneath the statue:}
Tavistock Square Gardens
Placed here to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi by His Excellency the High Commissioner for India, Dr. L.M. Singhvi and the Mayor of Camden, Cllr. Dr. S. N. Deshmukh, 2nd October 1996.
{On the back of the stone support:}
Statue by Fredda Brilliant

This seatless statue belongs to the select group of seated London statues - see Peabody.

Site: Gandhi statue - Bloomsbury (1 memorial)

WC1, Tavistock Square Gardens

From 1888 Gandhi studied at nearby University College London. Menon, who chose this site for the statue, was a member of the Theosophical Society who occupied the building on the square, just north of where Gandhi is facing.

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Gandhi statue - Bloomsbury

Information Subjects commemorated

Mahatma Gandhi

Indian politician, instrumental in India's independence. Born as Mohandas Kar...

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Gandhi statue - Bloomsbury

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Fredda Brilliant

Polish actor and sculptor. 1924 emigrated with her parents to Australia. Move...

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Dr. L. M. Singhvi

High Commissioner for India in the UK, 1991-7: after V. K. Krishna Menon, he ...

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Harold Wilson, Prime Minister

Baron Wilson of Rievaulx. Prime Minister 1964-70 and 1974-6.

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