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Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, stands outside a closed shop in New Delhi

Mahesh Chaturvedi (L), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, stands outside a closed shop in New Delhi September 28, 2012. Chaturvedi says that the soul of Gandhi resides in him and he has been sent to continue the work of Father of the Nation. After his self proclaimed transformation in 2002 as Gandhi, Chaturvedi has been travelling extensively and plays up to his startling resemblance to Gandhi at protests and demonstrations. Picture taken September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)

A modern-day Gandhi

December 4, 2012

Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, says that the soul of Gandhi resides in him and he has been sent to continue the work of Father of the Nation. After his self proclaimed transformation in 2002 as Gandhi, Chaturvedi has been travelling extensively and plays up to his startling resemblance to Gandhi at protests and demonstrations.