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The Great Imitator

Adipur, Gujarat

By the mid 1960s, Charlie Chaplin - the man George Bernard Shaw called 'the only genius to come out of the movie industry' - was well into the twilight of his 75 year career. Having directed, produced, acted, edited and written sound scores for hundreds of films going back to 1914, Charlie Chaplin was a world-wide superstar. But it wasn't until 1966 that a young Ashok S. Aswani, now an Ayurvedic practitioner form the town of Adipur in Gujarat, first laid eyes on the man that was to become his hero. 

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