Amid RK Studio’s sale, Raj Kapoor’s former property near Pune, a farmhouse at Loni Kalbhor, is set to become a dome, being created by educationist Vishwanath Karad, Mumbai Mirror reports stated. This memorial will reportedly have 52 statues of some prominent personalities across the world, including Mahatma Gandhi, Gautam Buddha, Albert Einstein, Sant Tukaram, Isaac Newton and others.
Mumbai Mirror reports further stated that bronze statues, each weighing over 2,000 kg have been created by a 93-year-old sculptor Ram Sutar. Vishwanath Karad told Mumbai Mirror, “We were building this peace monument as a tribute to India and to show her solidarity towards world peace. I recently found out that it has grown to become the world’s largest dome, even bigger than St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It will also have the world’s largest peace library with the rarest of books. We are unveiling it on October 2 with a world peace conference.”
“And though the architecture was very different, we decided to retain Raj Kapoor’s home as is. The area is called Vishwarajbaug and the home, Raj Kapoor Bungalow. We also constructed a monument with the statues of Kapoor from his best films, and a seven-Pagoda tribute showcasing his best works,” he further added.
The memorial is all set to open on October 2 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.