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People throng Rock Garden to bid adieu to Nek Chand

People from all walks of life, including city residents, dignitaries and politicians paid homage to the legendary Nek Chand at Rock Garden on Saturday.

chandigarh Updated: Jun 13, 2015 18:47 IST
Nek Chand,Rock Garden,ML Khattar

People from all walks of life, including city residents, dignitaries and politicians paid homage to the legendary Nek Chand at Rock Garden on Saturday.

Among the prominent persons who visited Rock Garden were Punjab governor and UT administrator Kaptan Singh Solanki and Haryana chief minister ML Khattar.

While paying his tributes to the legend Solanki wrote in a visitor’s book, “Chandigarh is known by the name of Rock Garden and Rock Garden is known by the name of Nek Chand. This creation has left a huge impact in the history of Chandigarh and would always be remembered by all.”

Terming Nek Chand as icon of waste management, Khattar said, “We must take his legacy forward and should learn ways of waste management from him.”

The old associates of Nek Chand also came and saw their friend for the last time. His close friend Pyara Singh broke down while paying floral tributes and recalled the good old days.

The iconic Rock Garden, inaugurated in 1976, is now spread over an area of nearly 40 acres. More than 2.5 lakh people from India and abroad visit it every year.

First Published: Jun 13, 2015 18:41 IST