SAN JOSE, Calif. – Authorities are investigating the case of a stolen statue that was taken from a San Jose park.
According to San Jose Parks and Recreation, the Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue was missing from the Guadalupe River Park as of Friday. Park officials have not said when the statue was taken. “The city is deeply saddened that this landmark has been stolen,” officials said.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was an Indian ruler who carved out an independent kingdom in the 1600s. The statue was a gift from San Jose’s sister city in India. – ktvu fox 2
When we talk about #maharashtra or being #marathi, first name comes to our mind is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who gave us an identity of being #marathi or #maharashtrian. I knew there’s a statue of him in #sanjose #california and I visited it a few years back. Recently when I was passing by the park, I saw the condition of the statue and decided to visit this place in person. The situation of the statue is really bad, the horse tail is broken.
There are homeless people around. One guy is living in a tent mounted in front of the statue. There is no way for anyone to go near the statue. He had a lot of stuff scattered in front of and around the statue. India’s national flag is also hosted nearby but without any proper care.
This place needs attention, supervision and restoration. No one would visit this place with family. People living in the bay area should be able to take their kids to this statue to show them who this great king was. Please spread the word and hope to get some help to restore this place. follow CalifornianMarathi