British sculptor Philip Jackson was chosen to create the statue, having previously created statues of the Queen Mother and Bomber Command. He started work on the statue in July 2014, according to www.gov.uk. Gandhi's statue took six to seven months of intensive work.
The bronze statue will be unveiled by Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The ceremony will feature live music and personal reflections from Gandhi’s grandson, and former governor of West Bengal Gopalkrishna Gandhi. The unveiling ceremony of the statue will be open to all.