“Nek Chand was a man with a big heart. Once he became your friend, he couldn’t refuse anything. That was his nature. He was completely dedicated to his work and wanted it to be perfect,” shares Manmohan Jolly.
As the son of the creator of Rock Garden, Anuj Saini, hopes to take his father’s vision of unique landscaping to other cities of the country, he shares how Nek Chand created thematic public work, one of the largest collections here in Chandigarh, at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Stadium, opposite DAV College in Sector 10.
“He was a very innovative person even at home, creating new things and never lost his temper in the toughest of situations. He cracked jokes all the time and was a very joyful soul,” recalls Lata who met Nek Chand last in 2014
Nek Chand gave away many of his art works as gifts to the Randhawa family in course of their association. Nek Chand’s famous chowkidaar guards the gates of their home at Sector 27 and it’s a prized possession.