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PHOTOS: India's Charlie Chaplin hits the streets

Last updated on: April 17, 2012 10:13 IST

PHOTOS: India's Charlie Chaplin hits the streets

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Every year, on April 16, a 63-year-old Ayurvedic doctor in the small town of Kutch in Gujarat relives the life and times of his hero, Charlie Chaplin.

Ashok Aswani, who occasionally hands out free DVDs of Charlie Chaplin movies to patients as a cure for depression, dresses up like the famous comedian of yesteryears on the latter's birth anniversary and takes a walk along with a group of Chaplin impersonators through the city streets.

Charlie Circle, the Charlie Chaplin fan-club run by him, is abuzz with activity on April 16 with cultural programmes dedicated to Chaplin being the top draw.

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Image: Ashok Aswani, in costume as Charlie Chaplin walks on a road in Adipur
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Ashok Aswani, centre, dances with members of the Charlie Circle fan club during celebrations to mark Charlie Chaplin's birthday in Adipur

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Ashok Aswani, a 63-year-old doctor, has his make-up applied as he gets dressed up for Charlie Chaplin's birthday celebrations in Adipur

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Ashok Aswani, a 63-year-old doctor gets dressed up as Charlie Chaplin in his house in Adipur in the western Indian state of Gujarat

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Ashok Aswani, a 63-year-old doctor, is helped by his wife as he gets dressed up as Charlie Chaplin in his house

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Ashok Aswani is helped by barber as he gets dressed up as Charlie Chaplin at a salon

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Ashok, dressed up as Charlie Chaplin, sits outside a shop along a pathway in Adipur

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Ashok, dressed up as Charlie Chaplin, poses inside a studio in Adipur

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Ashok gestures as he poses at a salt pan in Adipur

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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