Nek Chand’s Rock Garden

nek-chand_640x400_61434077015The rock garden or Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a Sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India, also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Nek Chand, who was born in a village now in Pakistan, worked as a road inspector of the Public Works Department.

He built the city’s iconic Rock Garden from waste and other unused household materials. Spread over an area of 40-acres, the garden was inaugurated in 1976. Creator of world famous Rock Garden Nek Chand died in Chandigarh on 12th June 2015  at a hospital where he had been admitted following complaint of chest pain. He was 90.

The Padma Shri awardee, whose 90th birthday was celebrated by the Chandigarh Administration on December 15, died at the PGIMER shortly past mid-night, where he had been admitted following complaint of chest pain His body will be kept in the Rock garden today to enable people to pay their last respects. I share some of the imagaes of the Rock Garden with you all as a token of tribute to the creator of Rock garden  download (2) download images (1) images (2) images (4) images (7) images img_0744 rock_garden_big_1 some-sculptors-at-rock

courtesy    The Hindu

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