Bhubaneswar: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik paid heartfelt tribute in his own style to American Basketball player Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash yesterday.
Pattnaik on Monday created 15 feet long and 8 feet height sand sculpture with a message “We will miss you”.
Patnaik also created the portrait of Kobe Bryant. He used 5 tonnes of sand and took four hours to create the sculptor.
“It is very sad news. My deepest condolence and prayer to the bereaved family,” said Patnaik.
Padma Shri awardee, has participated in more than 60 international sculpture
championships around the world and won many prizes.