Puri: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created five sand sculpture of A P J Abdul Kalam at Puri beach to pay tribute to the former President on his 2nd death anniversary with messages “Tribute to common man, Missile Man, Bharat Ratna, People’s President, student’s icon”.
Pattnaik has created five faces of Dr. Abdul Kalam with five messages by using 6 tons of sand.
Pattnaik recalled that Dr Kalam had invited him for the first time to Rastrapati Bhawan in 2005 when sand art was not well-known in the country and encouraged him . we have lost the nation’s Missile Man, People’s President with a simple heart and beautiful mind and soul who was an inspiration to the nation’s youth,” he said.
So far padma shri awarded Sudarsan has participated in more than fifty International sand art championships and festivals around the world and won many prizes for our country. Pattnaik has always try to spread messages through his sand art.