India intends to construct the world’s tallest statue . The massive construct is meant to honor a medieval King named Shivaji. Once completed, the gigantic structure is expected to be twice the size of the Statue of Liberty and will sit on land reclaimed from the Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai. However, there is also a great deal of controversy saying that the tax-money set for the statue could be better used.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: Founder of Maratha Empire in India
Shivaji Maharaj is widely remembered as a medieval Hindu ruler in the western state of Maharashtra who fought the Muslim Mughal dynasty and carved out his own kingdom. He was born in 1627 AD (or 1630 AD) at Shivneri, a hill fort near Puna.
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