This gate opens to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, meaning "House of the President", previously Viceroy's House, the official seat and residence of the Indian President . It stands west of India Gate and comprises 340 rooms on 4 floors. The construction volume is 240,000 m³. The main entrance is on Prakash Vir Shastri Avenue. This action filled image of a dog outside its wall was shot by photographer Abul Kalam Azad in the year 1994.
Outside the Wall, New Delhi, 1994
Abul Kalam Azad is an Indian visual artist and photographer based in Kerala. His works are largely personal explorations and documentation of experiences, and memories of his native land, people, and their culture. They deal with issues of identity, ethics, micro/macro history, and eroticism. His works have exhibited Nationally/Internationally in reputed museums and galleries. He has received Charles Wallace Award in the year 1996 and recognized by the French government through a scholarship grant. He is a recipient of grants from the Government of India and India Foundation for the Arts (IFA). He is the founder of Ekalokam Trust for Photography and Editor-in-chief of PhotoMail Online magazine.