• Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Rare portrait and letters of Mahatma Gandhi to be auctioned in UK

By: Sarwar Alam

A previously unknown pencil portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, drawn from life in 1931, is set to go under the hammer at a Sothebys auction in London next week and may fetch between £8,000 and £12,000. The sale on July 11 by Sothebys will also include a collection of handwritten letters by the leader of the Indian Independence movement to the family of Sarat Chandra Bose, a freedom fighter and the elder brother of Subhas Chandra Bose. “Gandhi usually refused to sit for formal photographs, let alone a portraitist, making this an extremely rare portrayal of the political leader at work.…

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