Nek Chand, the man who made stones come alive

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A road inspector by day, he worked at night to create his dream project- the Rock Garden. (HT Photo)

A road inspector by day, he worked at night to create his dream project- the Rock Garden. (HT Photo)

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Nek Chand, creator of the iconic Rock Garden who amazed people for decades with his unique sculptures made from waste, died on Friday. (HT Photo)

Nek Chand, creator of the iconic Rock Garden who amazed people for decades with his unique sculptures made from waste, died on Friday. (HT Photo)

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Nek Chand was awarded the Padma Shri in 1984. (HT Photo)

Nek Chand was awarded the Padma Shri in 1984. (HT Photo)

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To build the Rock Garden, Nek Chand used discarded objects like broken crockery, electrical fittings, glass bangles and bicycle frames. (AFP Photo)

To build the Rock Garden, Nek Chand used discarded objects like broken crockery, electrical fittings, glass bangles and bicycle frames. (AFP Photo)

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Nek Chand’s creation also combines huge buildings with a series of interlinking waterfalls. (AFP Photo)

Nek Chand’s creation also combines huge buildings with a series of interlinking waterfalls. (AFP Photo)

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The Rock Garden is now acknowledged as one of the modern wonders of the world and receives over 5,000 visitors each day. (AFP Photo)

The Rock Garden is now acknowledged as one of the modern wonders of the world and receives over 5,000 visitors each day. (AFP Photo)

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Students take a tour of the Nek Chand Rock Garden in Chandigarh. (AP File Photo)

Students take a tour of the Nek Chand Rock Garden in Chandigarh. (AP File Photo)

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