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Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, shaves his head at his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, shaves his head at his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, sits next to a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita, one of Hinduism's most holy books, at a park in New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, sits next to a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita, one of Hinduism's most holy books, at a park in New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63 , who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, sweeps on the roof of his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63 , who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, sweeps on the roof of his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, cooks lunch at his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, cooks lunch at his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

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Mahesh Chaturvedi (front C), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, talks on the phone in the outskirts of New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Mahesh Chaturvedi (front C), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, talks on the phone in the outskirts of New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, walks out of his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, walks out of his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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A man takes a photo as Mahesh Chaturvedi (C), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, walks near the India Gate in New Delhi October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A man takes a photo as Mahesh Chaturvedi (C), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, walks near the India Gate in New Delhi October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, walks on the streets of New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, walks on the streets of New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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Mahesh Chaturvedi (R), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, drinks coffee inside a restaurant in New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Mahesh Chaturvedi (R), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, drinks coffee inside a restaurant in New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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Mahesh Chaturvedi (R), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, talks to a beggar as he walks through a subway in New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Mahesh Chaturvedi (R), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, talks to a beggar as he walks through a subway in New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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A man takes a photo as Mahesh Chaturvedi (backfacing), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, walks on the streets of New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A man takes a photo as Mahesh Chaturvedi (backfacing), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, walks on the streets of New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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Mahesh Chaturvedi (L), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, stands outside a closed shop in New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Mahesh Chaturvedi (L), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, stands outside a closed shop in New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, shaves his head at his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, shaves his head at his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, is seen at his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, is seen at his residence in the outskirts of New Delhi October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, poses for a photo in front of a statue of Gandhi in the old quarters of New Delhi October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, poses for a photo in front of a statue of Gandhi in the old quarters of New Delhi October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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Mahesh Chaturvedi (L), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, stands in a queue at the railway station in New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Mahesh Chaturvedi (L), 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, stands in a queue at the railway station in New Delhi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, reads a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita, one of Hinduism's most holy books, on a metro train in New Delhi October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, reads a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita, one of Hinduism's most holy books, on a metro train in New Delhi October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, is silhouetted against India's presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi October 4, 2012. Chaturvedi says that the soul of Gandhi resides in him and he has been sent to continue the work of Father of the Nation. After his self proclaimed transformation in 2002 as Gandhi, Chaturvedi has been travelling extensively and plays up to his startling resemblance to Gandhi...more

Mahesh Chaturvedi, 63, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, is silhouetted against India's presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi October 4, 2012. Chaturvedi says that the soul of Gandhi resides in him and he has been sent to continue the work of Father of the Nation. After his self proclaimed transformation in 2002 as Gandhi, Chaturvedi has been travelling extensively and plays up to his startling resemblance to Gandhi at protests and demonstrations. Picture taken October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

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