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Jul 18, 2012 at 03:44pm IST

Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik wins gold in Spain

New Delhi: Odisha-based sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's sculpture of Hindu god Ganesha has won two gold medals at the just-concluded Solo International Sand Art Contest in Marbella, Spain.

Pattnaik's 3.5-metre sand sculpture bearing message - "Save The Sea Life" - won in 'People's Choice' and 'Best Positive' sculpture categories.

Pattnaik used about 1,000 tonnes of sand to build the sculpture.

Indian sand artist Sudarsan wins gold in Spain

Sudarsan Pattnaik's sculpture of Hindu god Ganesha has won two gold medals at the Solo International Sand Art Contest in Spain.

He was the only sand artist from India to participate in the contest held July 9-17. Other participants included artists from Spain, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Poland and Holland.

Pattnaik has participated in more than 50 international sand art competitions across the globe and won many accolades.

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