Sheikh Zayed’s statue unveiled in India on eve of UAE’s National Day.

A statue of the Founding Father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has been unveiled in India today, on the eve of the 47th National Day.

The statue was sculpted by Arzan Khambatta, a famous Indian artist, who describes himself an “architect by profession and a sculptor by choice.”

The unveiling of the statue, which will stand as a tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed, took place on the sidelines of the National Day reception in New Delhi, hosted by the UAE Ambassador to India, Dr. Ahmed Albanna.

Khambatta’s works already adorn leading corporate houses, public buildings and many outdoor landmarks in India.

Peace is a key theme in in the artist’s work and the late Sheikh Zayed’s ideals of peace, tolerance and acceptance are reflected in the sculpture unveiled on this auspicious occasion, which coincides with the ‘Year of Zayed’, as the UAE marks the centenary of the birth of its Founding Father.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs