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Modi wax statue heading to Madame Tusssaud’s in London.

New Delhi: Prime Minster Narendra Modi with his wax statue due to be placed at London’s Madame Tussauds museum, in New Delhi. Three of his wax statues have been installed in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok and one of them will be put up in London in the next eight days. PTI Photo / Madame Tussauds(PTI4_20_2016_000178B)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arguably the most well-travelled Prime Minister in India’s short history since Independence.

Now his likeness is set to follow suit.

A brand spanking new $300,000 wax figure of Mr Modi has been unveiled by the world-famous Madame Tussauds museum.

The figure is set to feature at branches of the museum in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok before travelling to arguably Madame Tussaud’s HQ in London later this month.

Earlier this week, the figure was shown off to Mr Modi in New Delhi and the Prime Minister was certainly impressed.

“What can I say? As far as art is concerned, the Madame Tussauds team is exceptional at what they do.  What Lord Brahma does normally is what the artists there are doing,” he is quoted as saying by Madame Tussauds.

The figure took artists from the Museum four months to complete following a sitting with Mr Modi in New Delhi earlier this year.

“Prime Minister Modi is a hugely important figure in world politics, a position supported by his place in the top ten of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year List 2015,” said Kieran Lancini, Global Head of Media Relations of Madame Tussauds.

“His massive social media presence – he is currently the second most followed politician on twitter after U.S. President Obama – also confirms the intense interest the public have in him, a fact supported by the requests our guests have made for us to create his figure. We are delighted to be including the Prime Minister’s figure in our attractions in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok.”

Mr Modi’s likeness joins figures of other world leaders at Madame Tussauds, including of those of Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama and David Cameron.



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