US company apologises for using Gandhi's image on beer cans

Connecticut based New England Brewing Company has apologised for using Mahatma Gandhi's image on beer cans and bottles, a move that resulted in a petition filed in a Hyderabad court alleging the company had insulted the father of the nation. The brewer claimed its intention was in fact to pay homage and celebrate the apostle of peace and Gandhi's granddaughter and grandson expressed their admiration for the label. The beer brand is called Gandhi-Bot, which the company says is an intensely hopped double India pale with a blend of three varieties of American Hops. The company's products are not sold internationally.