In pics: Modi joins Obama at Madame Tussauds museum in London

  • PTI, London
  • Updated: Apr 28, 2016 18:43 IST
The waxwork figure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unveiled during a photocall at Madame Tussauds in London on April 28, 2016. (AFP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday joined the ranks of prominent world leaders when his wax figures took up residence at Madame Tussauds’ London branch.

The Indian leader’s new wax figure arrived at the Baker Street attraction fresh from Delhi, where Modi had a private viewing with his likeness last week.

The figure is featured in the famous attraction’s popular “World Leaders” enclosure alongside present day leaders Barack Obama, David Cameron, Angela Merkel and Francoise Holland, as well as political heavyweights of the past including Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill. (AFP)

Modi was closely involved in the creation of his figure and was delighted with the final results, declaring that the Madame Tussauds team are “exceptional at what they do”. (AFP)

General Manager of Madame Tussauds London, Edward Fuller, said, “We are delighted that Mr Modi was able to see this very figure in India last week, and to welcome him to Madame Tussauds London. (AFP)

Modi’s figure is dressed in his signature Kurta in cream with jacket and he is featured in a traditional pose making a namaste gesture. (AFP)

London’s figure is one of four created of the statesman, with the other three taking up residence at Madame Tussauds attractions in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok. (AFP)

Each figure took a team of talented artists four months and cost 150,000 pounds to create. (AFP)

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