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PIX: Did you see the elephant parade in Mumbai?

Last updated on: March 07, 2018 16:31 IST

These adorable elephant sculptures in Mumbai are spreading happiness among people of all ages.

Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

Remember the 2010 London Elephant Parade, which went ahead to become London's biggest public art exhibition? 

Back home, Mumbai witnessed a similar parade with 101 artistic elephant sculptures displayed across the city.

These are no ordinary sculptures and have been painted by leading artists and designers including Christian Louboutin, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Masaba Gupta, to name a few.

Each elephant will be for sale to raise funds for their endangered wild cousins and their forest homes. The sculptures were on preview in Jaipur, New Delhi and Kolkata before coming to Mumbai.

This campaign hopes to draw attention of people towards the plight of the endangered Asian elephant and the funds raised will help secure 101 elephant corridors across India for the endangered Asian elephant.

Take a look at some of the stunning sculptures. 

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A family poses for a selfie next to contemporary Indian set designer Sumant Jayakrishnan's creation. 

 

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This elephant has been painted by Akshay, who is raising awareness for the Kaniyanpura-Moyar elephant corridor in Karnataka. 

 

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Clearly the elephant parade has many fans!

 

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A worker carefully cleans an sculpture displayed at Worli. 

 

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Shah Rukh Khan and four-year-old AbRam painted this elephant.

 

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A child seems to be enthralled by the mighty beast.  

 

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Meet Chakra Baby created by Mozez Singh and Mehr Rampal in collaboration with Six Inch Technology. With this sculpture they hope to raise awareness for the Kalmalai-Singara and Avarahalla elephant corridors in Tamil Nadu.

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A man takes a photo of the black and white elephant painted by BMW Motarrad.

 

 

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Khamma Ghani Jaipur. The elephant sculptures from Jaipur were there too!

 

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The White Elephant by Valay Shende. Intricate work using reflective stainless steel disks have been individually welded together to create this masterpiece.

 

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Babar Travels In India by designer Adil Ahmad. 

Hitesh Harisinghani / Rediff.com