Puneeth’s sand sculptures to be a crowd-puller at Dasara Expo
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Puneeth’s sand sculptures to be a crowd-puller at Dasara Expo

September 15, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: Preparation are in full swing to exhibit sand sculptures of eminent personalities at Dasara Exhibition Grounds.

More than 134 workers are busy preparing the sculptures of late Sandalwood actor Dr. Puneeth Rajkumar and his parents Dr. Rajkumar,  Parvathamma Rajkumar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some freedom fighters. Noted sand artist M.N. Gowri is creating the sand sculptures.

Most of the works on the sand sculptures of Puneeth Rajkumar and his parents are nearing completion  and the workers have put in their efforts for more than a week.

Gowri has more than seven years of experience in sand sculptures and is probably the only female sand sculpture artist in India.

The sand sculptures are being made at Rev. Kittel block in the Exhibition Grounds.

As it is the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, sand sculptures of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar are being featured. A series of pillars and protective sheds have been erected to safeguard the sand sculptures from rain and wind.

There are eight sand idols of Puneeth Rajkumar and they capture his cinematic journey from a child artiste to a superstar.  The most attractive among all the sculptures is that of Puneeth Rajkumar, who is wearing an Army uniform and has been designed as saluting the national heroes.

This particular image has been taken from the actor’s last flick ‘James’. Also, a sculpture of a pigeon sitting on the shoulder of Puneeth is being created in   a shed. “The Army uniform sculpture is the most attractive carving and I am sure that many will echo my sentiments,” Rashmi, a visitor said.

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The artists are using M-sand for the sculptures and to make them attractive, spray paints will be used to catch the imagination of the viewers. The expo will start on Sept. 26 and people can visit from 10 am to 10 pm. Tickets are priced at Rs. 30 for adults and Rs. 20 for children.

[Report and pic. by Asmatullah Daneshjo]

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Puneeth’s sand sculptures to be a crowd-puller at Dasara Expo”

  1. Joseph Mundassery says:

    I have been visting Mysore more frequently from Kerala these days, as there are more of my relatives here who moved from Kerala, and this city has getting large numbers of Keralites and Tamils . Your MP Simha has been talking to Keralites in Kerala saying he will improve the raod link througha highway, and airlink to Kerala so more Keralites can come and settle in Mysore which is the fastest expanding cityb in India.
    Thanks to Google, I found out who this Puneeth was. He was the actor who through his mad pounding of tread mill in a Gm, the exercuise Americans love, like them he had cardiac arrest as a result and died. A walk in still the lovely Lalbagh would have been suffice.
    Why his image/ Why not the images of the two great men -Sir MV and Nalwadi Wadiyar, without who, your city would have been as backward as any other Indian city. Their images would have meant children could learn who they were, and how they modernised Mysore. Not actors.

  2. Joseph Mundassery says:

    I have been visting Mysore more frequently from Kerala these days, as there are more of my relatives here who moved from Kerala, and this city has getting large numbers of Keralites and Tamils . Your MP Simha has been talking to Keralites in Kerala saying he will improve the raod link througha highway, and airlink to Kerala so more Keralites can come and settle in Mysore which is the fastest expanding cityb in India.
    Thanks to Google, I found out who this Puneeth was. He was the actor who through his mad pounding of tread mill in a Gm, the exercuise Americans love, like them he had cardiac arrest as a result and died. A walk in still the lovely Lalbagh would have been suffice.
    Why his image/ Why not the images of the two great men -Sir MV and Nalwadi Wadiyar, without who, your city would have been as backward as any other Indian city. Their images would have meant children could learn who they were, and how they modernised Mysore. Not actors.

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