Remembering Iconic Rock Garden Creator Nek Chand Ji On His First Death Anniversary

The Logical Indian

June 12th, 2016

Nek-Chand

Image Source: Oneindia News

Chandigarh: Padma Shree Nek Chand, the creator of the iconic Rock Garden who amazed people for decades with his unique sculptures made from waste, died last year today at a hospital in Chandigarh following a cardiac arrest. He was 90 years old.

Chand, along with his family fled his village and trekked for 24 days in 1947, after the India-Pakistan partition, on foot. He toiled away secretly in the night for 18 years to create his dream, the Rock Garden.

rock-artSource: ocherart

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.

nek-chand-rock-garden-lSource: indianexpress

Nek Chand developed the art of creating figures from waste material discarded by people and secretly set up his laboratory in a forested area in north Chandigarh to help his creations get into shape. All kinds of waste material like broken bangles, cutlery, chinaware, electrical fittings like switches, plugs, and tube-lights, marbles, tiles, household junk, stones, building material waste and other things have found their way into art creations by Nek Chand.

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The Logical Indian community will always remember this great soul! What he has given to our country is invaluable.

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