The name Shivaji Park is now history. From now on, it will be known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Park after the proposal for the renaming of the ground was presented and approved in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) general body meeting on Wednesday.
The demand for renaming the ground was raised by the standing committee chairman, Yashwant Jadhav, at the general body meeting. Shivaji Park is visited by ordinary citizens and political leaders.
According to Jadhav, it is insulting to refer to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as Shivaji, and therefore, he had sought that the park be renamed. The proposal was unanimously approved by all the corporators.