• PM Modi recently unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima, Japan.
  • The Mahatma Gandhi bust serves as a gift from the GoI to the city of Hiroshima.
  • The ceremony took place during the Prime Minister’s visit to the G-7 summit.
  • Created by the renowned Padma Bhushan awardee Shri Ram Vanji Sutar, the triumphant statue stands tall at 42 inches, crafted from durable bronze material.
  • It has been positioned beside the Motoyasu River, which is situated near the iconic A-Bomb Dome.
    • The A-Bomb Dome is a well-known site that attracts thousands of people daily, including tourists and locals alike.


  • The US conducted the world’s first nuclear attack on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, destroying the city and killing some 140,000 people.
  • The uranium bomb, nicknamed Little Boy, weighed 9,700 pounds.
  • The second implosion-type plutonium bomb, nicknamed Fat Man, weighed 10,800 pounds and was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945..
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