Sudarsan Patnaik creates Modi sand sculpture with Kulhar on PM's birthday

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Famous sand artist and Padam Shri awardee, Sudarsan Patnaik of Odisha has paid tribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 72 birthday in his own unique way.


  • He made a 5 feet sand statue of the PM with the message ‘Happy Birthday Modi ji’ by placing 1,213 Kulhar (clay tea cups) at Puri beach on 17 September 2022. He used 5 tonnes of sand for the purpose.
  • Sudarsan Patnaik has participated in more than 60 international sand art championships and festivals around the world and has won many awards.

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