Anna Hazare's wax figure now at Lonavala Wax Museum

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Lonavala, Nov 21: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's wax statue has been put on display in a wax musuem in Lonavala.

The wax statue was unveiled on Sunday, Nov 20 in Varsoli village, Lonavala.

The statue was shown to Anna Hazare in his native village-Ralegan Siddhi.

"Hazare appeared very pleased at seeing his wax duplicate and even touched it a couple of times out of curiosity," said an aide of Hazare.

He also said that Anna donated his Gandhi cap that he wore during his hunger strike for a strong Jan Lokpal Bill at the Ramlila Maidan. He also said that the septuagenarian donated his clothes for the statue.

Sujith Sukumaran, director of the Celebrity of Wax Museum said that the anti-corruption crusader's cap had a great hertage value and would be a treasured possession for the museum. He said that the statue was unveiled on Hazare's mother's death anniversary.

"Hazare is a hero of this generation. He moved the masses against corruption. That is why we decided to immortalise him in wax," said Sukumaran.

"He not only gave us permission, but took time off from his schedule to patiently give us measurements," he said fearing that Hazare would not give permission to make his wax figure.

"He not only gave us permission, but took time off from his schedule to patiently give us measurements," he said.

The statue has been crafted by Sunil Kandalloor, India's top wax sculptor. The statue was made in 25 days, he said.

The wax museum has 32 prominent figures of personalities including Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Charlie Chaplin, Micheal Jackson and Indira Gandhi.

Next week, a wax statue of ex-cricketer, Kapil Dev will be unveiled followed by the statues of bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

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