A look at Nelson Mandela and his India connection

 

South African President Nelson Mandela (C) is introduced to Mohammad Azharudin (L) by the Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar (R) January 4. Mandela meet both teams during the lunch break on the third day of the second cricket Test match between South Africa and India at the Newlands cricket ground. Reuters

South African President Nelson Mandela (C) introduced to Mohammad Azharudin (L) by the Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar (R) January 4. Mandela meet both teams during the lunch break on the third day of the second cricket Test match between South Africa and India at the Newlands cricket ground. Reuters

 

South African President Nelson Mandela (C) is greeted by Indian counterpart Shankar Dayal Sharma (L) and Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda (R) 27 March at Rashtrapati Bhavan Presidential Palace in New Delhi. Mandela, who arrived in New Delhi after attending Bangladesh's independence celebrations, called for the restructuring of the United Nations so that powers are evenly distributed. "We don't believe a few countries should undermine what the international community decides," he said.  AFP

Former SA President Nelson Mandela is greeted by Indian counterpart Shankar Dayal Sharma (L) and Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda (R) 27 March at Rashtrapati Bhavan Presidential Palace in New Delhi. Mandela, who arrived in New Delhi after attending Bangladesh's independence celebrations, called for the restructuring of the United Nations so that powers are evenly distributed. "We don't believe a few countries should undermine what the international community decides," he said. AFP

 

Former South African president Nelson Mandela (L) holds the award of the International Gandhi Peace Prize for social, economic and political transformation which he received from Indian President K. R. Narayanan (R) at the Presidential palace in New Delhi, 16 March 2001. AFP

Nelson Mandela holds the award of the International Gandhi Peace Prize for social, economic and political transformation which he received from former Indian President KR Narayanan at the Presidential palace in New Delhi, 16 March 2001. AFP

 

Former South African president Nelson Mandela (C) hugs Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of India's main opposition Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, and her husband Robert Vadra after receiving the Gandhi Peace Prize in New Delhi March 16, 2001. Mandela received the 10-million rupees ($217,391) Gandhi Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to apartheid. Reuters

Former South African president Nelson Mandela hugs Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, and her husband Robert Vadra after receiving the Gandhi Peace Prize in New Delhi March 16, 2001. Mandela received the 10-million rupees ($217,391) Gandhi Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to apartheid. Reuters

 

 

President Nelson Mandela (L) shares a light moment with Indian Prime Minister, the Honourable Mr I K Gujral during a photo-call at Tuynhuis in Cape Town  on 7 October, during the  Indian Prime Minister's official visit to the country. AFP

Nelson Mandela shares a light moment with former Indian Prime Minister, the Honourable Mr I K Gujral during a photo-call at Tuynhuis in Cape Town on 7 October, during the Indian Prime Minister's official visit to the country. AFP

 

Jyoti Basu, Chief Minister of West Bengal in India, meets South African President Nelson Mandela (L) at his office in Pretoria 22 July. Basu is  on a nine-day visit to South Africa. AFP

Jyoti Basu, Former Chief Minister of West Bengal, meets South African President Nelson Mandela at his office in Pretoria 22 July. AFP

 

Former South African president Nelson Mandela (L) talks with Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee during an award ceremony at the Presidential palace in New Delhi, 16 March 2001.  Mandela receive the award of the International Gandhi Peace Prize for social, economic and political transformation from Indian President K. R. Narayanan (not pictured). AFP

Nelson Mandela talks with Indian former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee during an award ceremony at the Presidential palace in New Delhi, 16 March 2001. Mandela received the award of the International Gandhi Peace Prize for social, economic and political transformation from Indian President KR Narayanan (not pictured). AFP

 

An underprivileged child (L) receives a free haircut from members of the Dr. Nelson Mandela Fans' Forum as another child poses with a portrait of Mandela in Bangalore on July 18, 2011. The charity event was in honour of the 93rd birthday of former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. AFP

An underprivileged child (L) receives a free haircut from members of the Dr. Nelson Mandela Fans' Forum as another child poses with a portrait of Mandela in Bangalore on July 18, 2011. The charity event was in honour of the 93rd birthday of former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. AFP

 

Nelson Mandela (R) and India's President Addul Kalam enjoy a joke at Mandelas office in Johannesburg, 16 September 2004. An awestruck Indian President Abdul Kalam Thursday hailed anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela as a "mighty spirit" -- a term signifying near-divine status in his country -- after meeting with South Africa's most famous son.  AFP

Nelson Mandela and former India's President Abdul Kalam share a light moment at Mandelas office in Johannesburg, 16 September 2004. Kalam had hailed anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela as a "mighty spirit" -- a term signifying near-divine status in his country.
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (L) and former South African President and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela (C) arrive at the Nelson Madela Foundation in Johannesburg, 02 0ctober 2006. Singh's four-day visit starting last Saturday focuses on beefing up trade between the two regional powerhouses from four billion dollars last year, according to Indian figures, to three times that by the end of the decade. AFP

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former South African President and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela arrive at the Nelson Madela Foundation in Johannesburg, 02 0ctober 2006. AFP

 

Former South African president and Nobel peace prize laureate Nelson Mandela (R) receives, 22 August 2007 Sonia Gandhi (L), the President of the Indian National Congress and the leader of the ruling Indian Congress Alliance at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg during her four day working visit to South Africa. Gandhi presented a smiling Mandela with a book entitled 'Gandhi's Way' which celebrated a centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of peace and humanity. AFP

Former South African president and Nobel peace prize laureate Nelson Mandela with Sonia Gandhi, the President of the Indian National Congress and the leader of the ruling Indian Congress Alliance at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg during her four day working visit to South Africa. Gandhi presented a smiling Mandela with a book entitled 'Gandhi's Way' which celebrated a centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of peace and humanity. AFP

 


Updated Date: Dec 06, 2013 10:42 AM

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