Former India Hockey captain Sandeep Singh will join the elite list of personalities as he will be soon be immortalised when his wax statute will be installed at the Jaipur Wax Museum at Najafgarh. Personalities such as Maharana Pratap, Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Mother Teresa, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar and former Jaipur rulers have already been immortalised in this museum.
“It is a big honour for me. I am overwhelmed at this gesture of Jaipur Wax Museum. The museum authorities approached me about two months back with the proposal and I instantly said yes. My statue will be unveiled sometime next month, closer to the release date of my biopic which is July 13,” Sandeep told PTI.
Sandeep will become only the second sportsperson to join this list after Tendulkar. Former director of the museum Anoop Srivastava said the former Indian captain’s journey has been an inspiration to youth. “Known as ‘Flicker Singh’, 32-year-old Sandeep Singh is a legendary player who has given many golden moments to Indian hockey. Now, we are going to install his wax statue in the museum,” Srivastava said.
“His journey is thrilling and inspirational and next generation should take motivation from him and learn how to live life,” he added.
Sandeep will be the 36th person to be immortalised in this museum.