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UP govt proposes 60-100 ft statue, museum in Agra to honour Chhatrapati Shivaji

Uttar Pradesh minister Yogendra Upadhyay informed India Today that a 60-100 feet-tall statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji and a museum will turn up in Kothi Meena Bazar in Agra. Agra, UPDATED: Mar 18, 2023 23:42 IST Shivaji was put under home arrest in Agra. By Siraj Qureshi: The Uttar Pradesh federal government has actually proposed a 60-100 feet statue and a museum in honour of Maratha chieftain Chhatrapati Shivaji in Kothi Meena Bazar location of Uttar Pradesh’s Agra. A series of conferences were hung on the proposed memorial in between Union Home Minister Amit Shah and state minister Yogendra Upadhyay. In the past, the Agra Fort was thought to have actually been the location where Maratha chieftain Shivaji had actually been locked up by Mughal ruler Aurangzeb. Shivaji was kept under home arrest at an estate in Kothi Meena Bazar, situated a number of kilometers far from Agra Fort. CHECKED OUT|Maha govt looks for ASI’s nod for cultural occasion in Agra Fort’s Diwani-e-Aam to commemorate Shivaji’s birthday Higher Education Minister and Agra MLA Yogendra Upadhyay informed India Today that a 60-100 feet-tall statue of Shivaji will show up in Kothi Meena Bazar. Estate in Kothi Meena Bazar. (Photo: Siraj Qureshi)” The big halls will be transformed into a museum. Motivating occasions of Shivaji’s life will be displayed in Kothi Meena Bazar premises through light and noise programs,” Upadhyay informed India Today. “There is likewise a strategy to secure a yatra from Kothi Meena Bazar to Raigarh every year on August 17,” he included. It was previously thought that Chhatrapati Shivaji was locked up in Agra Fort. Later on, research study done by historian Professor Sugam Anand showed that Shivaji was not apprehended in Agra Fort, however was kept under home arrest in an estate. Released On: Mar 18, 2023