Mahatma Gandhi's glasses fetch 41k pounds at auction

   Apr 19, 11:21 am

London, Apr 19 (ANI): A pair of distinctive round-lensed spectacles belonging to 'the Father of Indian Nation' Mahatma Gandhi has been auctioned for 41,000 pounds.

Also, a bottle containing some of the soil the Indian independence campaigner fell on after he was assassinated aged 78 in 1948 went for 12,000 pounds.

The items were part of an archive relating to Gandhi, which sold for a total of 128,000-pound this week at Mullock's auction house in Ludlow, Shropshire.

Others items included a sewing kit, letters, photographs and his prayer book .

"There was a great deal of interest from India in these items that are revered and almost worshipped," the Daily Express quoted Richard Westwood-Brookes, auctioneer, as saying. (ANI)

Custody death victim's family condemns violence in Baltimore as city engulfed in looting, fires Apr 28, 11:07 am
Washington, Apr. 28 (ANI): The family of Freddie Gray in Baltimore has condemned the violence that spread across the city after his funeral following his death in police custody a week ago.
Full Story
UN says Israel struck its shelters during Gaza conflict Apr 28, 10:47 am
London, April 28 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has said that at least 44 Palestinians were killed in Israeli attacks that targeted shelters at seven UN schools during last summer's war in Gaza.
Full Story
MH17 crash: Germany knew about risk of flying over Ukraine but failed to warn airlines Apr 28, 10:31 am
London, April 28 (ANI): Germany was told of the risk of flying above conflict-torn eastern Ukraine shortly before Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down last year but failed to pass on the alert, reports claimed.
Full Story
Nepal Quake: Death toll rises to 4,310 Apr 28, 7:54 am
Kathmandu, Apr. 28 (ANI): The death toll from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal recently has risen to 4,310, the Home Ministry confirmed on Tuesday.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY