Sand Sculpture of APJ Abdul Kalam on His 84th Birth Anniversary

Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a sand sculpture of late APJ Abdul Kalam on the eve of his 84th birth anniversary.

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Sand sculpture of former president APJ Abdul Kalam. (Photo: ANI screengrab)

Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of former president APJ Abdul Kalam on Puri beach on the eve of his birth anniversary as a mark of honour.

Pattnaik said he created the five-feet high sculpture using about four tonnes of sand with the message “Tribute to Dr Abdul Kalam, 84th Birth Anniversary”.

Today is the 84th birth anniversary of Kalam, who is also known as the country’s ‘Missile Man’.

(Photo: ANI)
(Photo: ANI)

Students of Pattnaik’s Sand Art Institute joined him in creating the sculpture. Many art lovers and locals gathered at Puri beach to see the sculpture.

He was the first president who had invited me to Rastrapati Bhawan in 2005 when sand art was not very popular in our country and encouraged me a lot through his inspiring words.
— Pattnaik

(With PTI inputs)

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