Yaduveer Wadiyar pays tributes to Basaveshwara in London

Prime News, International, National, Karnataka, Mysuru, London (United Kingdom), December 10: Titular king Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar paid tributes to the Basaveshwara by offering flowers to the bust of Basaveshwara in London on Saturday and walked along the famous Mysore Road on December 8.

The Mysore Road in London derives its name because the recruitment centre for the British Mysore regiment which was located at this site in the 18th century during the British rule.

He was accompanied by his wife Trishikha Kumari Wadiyar and the former Mayor of the London, Borough of Lambeth, Dr Neeraj Patil.

Members of British Indian/Kannada community and the president of Basava Samithi of United Kingdom, Abhijeet Salimath also joined them.

Addressing the audience, Yaduveer said,  “I am extremely pleased to see the statue of an Indian philosopher and pioneer of Indian democracy in the backdrop of British Parliament overlooking the river Thames.”

The bust of Basaveshwara in London was the first conceptual statue approved by the British Cabinet in the vicinity of the British Parliament in the UK. The bust project was approved by the planning department of The London borough of Lambeth and subsequently by the British Cabinet minister for culture media and sports as per the Public Statues Act, 1854.

The Basaveshwara’s bust was unveiled by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in 2015. (MR)


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