World’s Tallest Sandcastle Created by India’s Renowned Sand Artist

NTD Staff
By NTD Staff
February 10, 2017News

India’s renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Friday (February 10) broke a Guinness World Record by building the world’s tallest sandcastle on the beach of eastern Puri city.

Sudarsan and his 45 students took about nine days to make the 48-foot-high sculpture under the theme of “World Peace.”

The previous record was held American artist Ted Siebert, who built a 45-foot-high sandcastle at Miami Beach in 2015.

“Today we have taken the measurement of this sandcastle that you can see behind you and I am very happy to announce that this is now a new Guinness world record,” said Guinness World record official Swapnil Dangarikar.

Pattnaik has won many awards for his sand art, and is known for his creativity of combining art and activism.

He has participated in more than 50 international sand sculpture championships across the world and won many awards for the country.

He was also awarded India’s fourth highest civilian award – Padma Shri – in 2014.

Pattnaik’s sand sculpture titled “Mahatma Gandhi – World Peace” won the people’s choice prize at the ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship 2016.


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