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Nek Chand, the man behind Chandigarh’s iconic Rock Garden

Padma Shree awardee, Nek Chand, died on Thursday after being admitted in a hospital following a chest complaint.

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The Padma Shri awardee, Nek Chand,worked as a road inspector of the Public Works Department. He built the iconic Rock Garden from waste and other unused household materials. The garden was inaugurated in 1976. (Source: Express Archive photo by Swadesh Talwar)

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Nek Chand in his office located at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh, January 29 2013. ( Source: Express Archive photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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Haryana Governor GD Tapase honours Nek Chand, creator of Chandigarh Rock Garden at Rajbhavan in Chandigarh on February 8, 1983. (Source: Express Archive)

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Filmstar Nagma with Nek Chand at the Chandigarh Rock Garden. (Source: Express Archive photo by Swadesh Talwar)

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Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev with Nek Chand at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh in June 2012. (Source: Express Archive)

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Tony Rajer with Nek Chand during a function of Nek Chand foundation at Rock Garden cafeteria. Tony Rajer had been in charge of running the international volunteer programme which had made a positive difference at the Rock Garden. Volunteers from around the world had been involved in repairing sculptures, cleaning rubbish and graffiti and working on the world's biggest mosaic programme. (Source: Express Archive)

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Nek Chand with guests from Arunachal Pradesh visiting the Rock Garden. (Source: Express Archive photo by Swadesh Talwar)

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NCC cadets from all the states attending 3rd National Integration Camp at Naya Nangal interacting with Founder and Creator of Rock Garden Nek Chand during their visit at Rock Garden in Chandigarh in 2011. (Source: Express Archive)

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Adviser to Chandigarh Administrator Vijay Kumar Dev alongwith senior officers of Chandigarh Administration and MCC during a meeting with Padma Shree Nek Chand, at Rock Garden in Chandigarh on January 16, 2015. (Source: Express Archive)

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From left; Justice Vijender Jain Chief Justice Punjab and Haryana High Court and Lord Nicholas Addison Phillips Lord, Chief Justice of England and Wales with his wife interacting with Nek Chand before inaugurating seminar on Role of courts in Alternative Dispute Resolution at Rock garden in Chandigarh in 2008. (Source: Express Archive photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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Creator of Rock Garden, Nek Chand (centre) making mud sculptures to inaugurate Artists' Sculpture Workshop at Panjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh. Former Mayor Harjinder Kaur(left) was also present on the occasion. (Source: Express Archive photo by Sumit Malhotra)

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Nek Chand, riding horse along with horse rider during the Garden Festival in lawns of India Gate. (Source: Express Archive photo by RL Chopra)

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Rajmata Aishwarya accompanied by Nek Chand in the Chandigarh Rock garden taking a round to see the sculptures. (Source: Express Archive photo by Swadesh Talwar)