Richard III interest in India

News of the discovery and research into Richard III has been of global interest – but the University of Leicester news team were a little surprised to find a photo of a boy in India sporting a Richard III T-shirt.

Saransh Rawat, aged 13, pictured here with his father Manoj in Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, may be thousands of miles away from the car park where the mortal remains of the king were discovered by archaeologists from University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) – but he is connected to the city where the king will be reinterred on Thursday March 26.

Saransh’s mother, Rachna, who lives in New Delhi, was on a placement at the Leicester Mercury a decade ago and has built a network of contacts with people in the city.

She has now written a blog in which she recalls her time in Leicester and why she will follow the story of King Richard III with interest.

The T-shirt was sent to her by a friend she made at Leicester, Rosalind Broomhall, who will be attending the Richard III Open Day this Saturday (March 21) at the University.