Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Sep 17:
Internationally-acclaimed sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik today created a huge sand sculpture on Odisha’s Puri beach to pay his tribute to one of India’s legendary painter MF Hussain on his birth centenary.
The famous sand artist took to micro blogging site Twitter and wrote: My respectful tribute to the great artist of India.#MFHussain on his 100th birth anniv. One of my sand [email protected] beach
Maqbool Fida Hussain was born in Pandharpur, Maharashtra, September 17, 1915 to mother Zunaib and father Fida. His tryst with painting began when he learnt the art of calligraphy.
Painting soon became his passion, and inspired by the changes in India in the late 1940s, he helped found The Progressive Artists Group of Bombay, under which he and his fellow artists attempted to address Indian themes in a modern way and take Indian art to a global audience.
Besides, the sand artist had also made sand art ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi two days ago at Jharsuguda with messages—Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Clean India and Make in India.
#lordGanesh blessing. With Message #CleanIndia #MakeinIndia #BetiBachaoBetiPadhao @Jharsuguda Odiah, Pattnaik tweeted.