Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, says that the soul of Gandhi resides in him and he has been sent to continue the work of Father of the Nation. After his self proclaimed transformation in 2002 as Gandhi, Chaturvedi has been travelling extensively and plays up to his startling resemblance to Gandhi at protests and demonstrations.

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, shaves his head at his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, shaves his head at his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, cooks lunch at his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, is seen at his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, sweeps on the roof of his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, stands outside a closed shop in New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, stands in a queue at the railway station in New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, talks on the phone in the outskirts of New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, reads a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita on a train in New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, talks to a beggar as he walks through a subway in New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, drinks coffee in New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, walks out of his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

A man takes a photo as Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, walks on the streets of New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, sits next to the Bhagavad-Gita in New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, poses for a photo in front of a Gandhi statue in New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

A man takes a photo as Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, walks in New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, is silhouetted against the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

 Mahesh Chaturvedi: The incarnation of Gandi

Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, walks on the streets of New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

Nov 26, 2012