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A sand image to wish the Big B

December 07, 2005

In a novel way of praying for superstar Amitabh Bachhan's speedy recovery, internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has recreated a image of the Big B in sand at the Konarak beach close to the Sun Temple, a 13th century monument.

The Big B's image was recreated on Monday night on the closing day of the five-day long Konark Festival 2005 organised by Orissa Tourism Department.

Legend says Konark is the place where King Samba worshipped the Sun God, the healer of all diseases, following which he was cured of all his diseases.

Taking cue from the legend, Sudarsan had chosen the venue to erect the sand image of Big B so that well-wishers can pray to the Sun God and wish Amitabh a speedy recovery.

The artist claimed the sand sculpture took nearly three hours to complete and nearly five truckloads of sand were used to make the five-foot sculpture.

Text and Photograph: UNI

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Number of User Comments: 17

Sub: KUDOS 2 Sudarshan

I'm proud 2 B an INDIAN. I'm proud 4 my country- MOTHER INDIA, for a living-LEGEND- AB; and for a TERRIFIC sand-artist from the land ...


Sub: We needs U Amitav

Hello Sir, We all Indians are here praying for your good helth

Posted by Rahul Bose

Sub: Sudarsan Patnaik

Its really very nice to note that people fm all walks of life are wishing Big B speedy recovery including Sudarshan patnaik.Lets' also at the ...

Posted by thomasabu

Sub: Roxxx

This is a very good gesture towards Mr.Amitabh Bachchan, the superstar or the millenium. May God Bless Him and give him a long, long life.

Posted by Shresht

Sub: sand Image of Big B

Very unpleasant to look at the image. Why is Big B lying in this image which doesn't depict a very healthy sign. He should have ...

Posted by Mukul Verma


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