Roads and Mahatma Gandhi
54 roads named after Gandhiji in India including Harrison road renamed Mahatma Gandhi Road in Kolkata. What’s surprising is that there are 29 streets , highest number of roads named after Gandhi outside India, in Netherlands and 53 streets all over the world excluding the ones in India. Apart from the roads a canal in Zoetermeer is named after him too. More than 220,000 Indian Suriname Hindustani diaspora who live in Netherlands made Gandhi the de facto face of India among foreigners. Gandhi stamps were issued on 2nd Oct 2009 in Netherlands and a Gandhi Centre and a statue of him in Churchill street ( poetic justice for calling him the naked fakir).
I read and share all these weird facts because I want to share a painting of Gandhi recently done by Anuska .