Wax figure of yoga guru Ramdev unveiled in Delhi

New Delhi: A life-size wax figure of yoga guru Ramdev was unveiled in Delhi on Tuesday by Madame Tussauds New York.

The event took place in the presence of Ramdev, who also performed some ‘asanas’ on the occasion.

The wax sculpture will be “available for fans to meet and interact with, at Madame Tussauds New York”, Merlin Entertainments said in a statement.

Baba Ramdev’s wax figure has been carved in the Vrikshasana pose, which involves s standing on one leg with the other leg bent and the sole resting against the inner thigh of the standing leg.

On the occasion, Baba Ramdev said, “I feel honoured that my wax statue is being installed at Madame Tussauds in New York. It’s not just a piece of recognition for me but is also a recognition of yoga and ayurveda and India’s eternal culture. This also shows that not only are icons from Bollywood, Hollywood, and the world of politics celebrated and recognised but a seer can also claim similar recognition.”

At the event, Baba Ramdev also put a ‘tika’ on the forehead of his wax impression while unveiling it.

Baba Ramdev has now joined the league of other prominent Indian personalities whose wax statues were earlier installed at Madame Tussauds Museum in New York.

His wax statue will be placed at the Times Square, Manhattan museum.