Big B 'honoured' to unveil historic Gandhi statue at Britain

Mar 15, 2015, 11:56 IST | PTI

London: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was "honoured and humbled" to unveil a historic bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi here along with other dignitaries including British Prime Minister David Cameron and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

Bachchan, 72, who also read out an excerpt from Gandhi's 'The World of Tomorrow', took to Twitter to share his

"A historic moment and a historic presence... I am honoured and humbled. The unveiling of the statue of Mahatma
Gandhi at Parliament Square, London, and invited to read from his work.

"At the unveiling the respect and dignity given... So humbling. David Cameron, Arun Jaitley, Gopal Gandhi and self
on stage! Honour," Bachchan tweeted.

The "Shamitabh" star even posted series of pictures on the micro-blogging site from his visit to the British capital.

"My 4th visit to historic 10, Downing Street... The meeting with the PM of GB, and walking with him and other
dignitaries to event! Walking through the portals of the Foreign Office of the Commonwealth, once the largest power
house of the World ! Incredible feel," he wrote.

Gandhi's statue joins the figures of many prominent world leaders at London's Parliament Square like former British
prime minister Winston Churchill and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

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