Tipu Sultan and his sword tableau for Republic Day parade

Bangalore, Jan 23: The Karnataka State government, which has won the President’s awards for its tableaux in the past four years, will feature Tipu Sultan at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi this time. According to Department of Information, one portion of the tableau has a life-size bust of Tipu and a sword and the other depicts his defeat in the Second Mysore War. The tableau that will be on display on January 26 has been adopted from the painting of Brown who has pictured a ‘Vakeel’ escorting Tipu Sultan’s sons. Famous sword This also depicts Tipu’s famous sword measuring 91 cm with a hilt carrying an Arabic inscription which reads “Sword of the Ruler.”

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