MUMBAI: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will on Tuesday exhibit and auction wildlife photographs clicked by him in a bid to raise funds for the debt-ridden farmers of the state.
The exhibition will be organised at the city’s prestigious Jahangir Art Gallery for a week. The party hopes to raise a sizeable amount through the auction.
“I am not exhibiting the photographs for public admiration. Its purpose is social commitment. The children of the farmers who committed suicide will be provided monetary assistance from the fund raised through the auction,” Uddhav said. The wildlife photos and aerial shots of forts in Maharashtra and warkaris (devotees of Lord Viththal) in Pandharpur will be a part of the exhibition. Apart from that, the Sena chief’s infrared photography of the city’s monuments will also be a major component of the exhibition.
“Photography is my passion. I have visited almost every wild life sanctuary, searching for the wild cat,” Uddhav said.
He added that he had taken aerial shots in Canada when the temperature was minus 5 degree Celsius.
The Sena chief, however, refused to divulge the cost of his aerial photography venture.