The Indian government is to honour George Osborne with statues of the chancellor in some of the country's holiest places.
Osborne is currently visiting India in an effort to drum-up business for the UK.
A spokesman for the Indian government said the statues would be a "fitting tribute" to "a great man".
Many Indians see striking parallels between Osborne and Mahatma Gandhi in both men's belief in austere living, though it's sometimes pointed out that whereas the Mahatma practised austerity on himself, Mr Osborne doled it out to other people.
And Osborne's tax on Cornish pasties, which almost sparked a Cornidh uprising, is often compared to the Salt Tax and Gandhi's protest in 1930.
But not all Indians are happy at the idea of an Osborne statue in their town.
'I don't want to be looking at him when I'm having a shit on the sidewalk,' said one man.
'I think it would be a good idea,' said another man when asked what he thought of the chancellor's humanity.