This Republic Day, a visual treat awaits the audience

Life-sized fibreglass idols of eminent personalities will be a part of the parade

The Republic Day parade in Delhi this year will have an interesting visual treat, as eminent personalities will grace the event with their presence.

Life-sized fibreglass idols of Indian musicians like Shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan, Sitar legend Ravi Shankar, Ghazal singer Begum Akhtar, playback singer and lyricist Bhupen Hazarika will be showcased at the parade.

For this unique treat, the audience will have Monti Paul, an artist from West Bengal, to thank.

Artists from Kumartuli – who have earned a worldwide reputation for their Durga idols – will get a chance to leave their mark at this year’s parade.