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Gandhi play about saint set to tour Britain

A THEATRE production commem­orating Indian saint Shimad Rajchandraji’s 150th birth anniversary year will be showing across the UK from this month.  

Yugpurush: Mahatma Na Ma­hatma, which centres on Rajchan­draji and his spiritual relationship with Mahatma Gandhi, will be touring the country, starting with the Mermaid Theatre in London next Friday (19).  

It will also be staged in Birming­ham, Manchester and Leicester.  

Directed by Rajesh Joshi, Yugpurush: Mahatma Na Mahatma is said to be a “touching and riveting” portrayal of the relationship between the two men.  

In a speech given by Gandhi in 1921, he said he had learnt the most from Shrim­adji’s life.  

“It was from his life that I understood the way of compassion,” the Indian free­dom fighter is believed to have said.  

The show has toured worldwide, having already been showcased in the US, Cana­da, Australia and across India. It has been performed in more than 300 cities interna­tionally, with audiences of over 600,000 having seen the performance. It is pres­ently being staged in seven languages – Gujarati, Hindi, English, Kannada, Mar­athi, Bengali and Tamil.  

The production was awarded the Indian Cinema Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence award in 2017 for Best Drama.  

The show is also using its platform to support the construction of the Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital, a new 200-bed char­ity hospital in south Gujarat.  

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