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Sand painting of Mahatma Gandhi

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"It took two days for me to paint the portrait" His experience in pencil arts since childhood has come in handy



A SPECIAL HONOUR: P. Jagannathan displays his sand painting of Mahatma Gandhi. — Photo: R. Ragu

CHENNAI: Mahatma Gandhi has been honoured and depicted in several ways. A 21-year-old youth of Kunrathur decided to contribute in a small way to the Father of the Nation whose 137th birth anniversary was celebrated on October 2.

Mahatma Gandhi beams with his cheerful smile through the painting of P. Jagannathan. What makes the painting special is that sand of different colours and types was used to bring alive the smile of Mahatma.

"It took two days for me to paint the portrait. I used different types of sand, such as sand from Marina and white sand available in Kunrathur, to give a vibrant touch to the painting," said Jagannathan.

He had sketched Mahatma before he embellished with sand.

His experience in pencil arts since childhood has come in handy to succeed in his novel venture. Jagannathan plans to paint more such portraits in future.

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