Celebrated Argentinean soccer player, Diego Maradona’s “Hand of gold” depicting the crucial goal he scored to win the 1989 FIFA World Cup will now be immortalized in a museum in India.
Kerala businessman Boby Chemmanur has announced that to build a museum in the memory of the football legend, with his life-size gold sculpture as the prime attraction.
Maradona had described the winning goal he had scored in the 1986 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals as the “Hand of gold”.
The 60-year-old Maradona had died on November 24 in Buenos Aires after a cardiac arrest following brain surgery.
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“The proposed will showcase Maradona’s professional and personal life,” a report quoted chairman and managing director of International Group, Chemmanur as saying.
“The museum is my tribute to Maradona and will be a storehouse of information on him and football,” said
“We will try to blend aesthetics with technology in the museum that will function as an entertainment centre maintaining the highest international standards,” he said.
The businessman had reportedly gifted Maradona a miniature gold statue of his figure in 2012 when the latter had visited Kerala.
The celebrated player had then expressed the desire to see his life-size gold sculpture related to ‘The Hand of God’.
“Maradona has always been a wonder to me as a footballer with no parallels and as a friend with immense warmth,” Chemmanur said.
“I am happy to be able to fulfill his dream of having a life-size sculpture,” he said.