He choose Art for his passion and is now famous in the entire world- Sudarshan Patnaik

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He choose Art for his passion and is now famous in the entire world- Sudarshan Patnaik

Sudarshan Patnaik

‘Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life’ – Pablo Picasso

Sudarshan Patnaik is an Indian sand artist from Odisha, who was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India in 2014. He created Guinness World Record on February 2017, by building the world’s tallest sand castle at Puri beach in Odisha. The castle is of 48 feet and 8 inches (14.48 meter). He supposedly broke the record of 45 feet and 10-inch sand castle which was created in the USA.

He inhaled possibility and exhaled creativity – The inspirational story of Patnaik’s success:

Patnaik was born in Puri, Odisha on 15 April 1977. He is the youngest of three brothers in his family. Despite his childhood is full of hardships, Sudarshan started sculpting images on sand since the age of seven and designed hundreds of sand art.

Sudarshan Patnaik designed hundreds of sand art- success story of life

He established The Golden Sand Art Institute in India. His sculptures include environmental crisis, famous festivals, national integrity and religious tolerance.

Sudarsan represented India in 50 international Sand Sculpture Championships and festivals all around the world and won 27 (twenty-seven) championship prizes for the country.

  • In 2016 Sudarsan won the people’s choice prize for his sand sculpture titled Mahatma Gandhi – World Peace at the ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship 2016.
  • In 2014 (USA) he won the People’s choice prize for his work Save Tree, Save the Future at the World Cup of Sand Sculpting-2014 held in the Atlantic City.
  • In 2015 Sudharshanpatnaik’s Santa Claus sculpture on 29 December 2015 found a place in Limca book of records. He took 22 hours to build this sculpture on 24 Dec 2015 and it will be active until 1 January 2016.
  • In 2013, he won a 1st prize (gold medal) at Saint Peters Burg in 12th International sand sculpture competition at Russia.
  • In 2011 he won a 1st public prize at Denmark and also won a double medal at Solo International sand art contest in Mervala 2012.
  • In 2010, he won the gold medal for people choice award at 3rd Moscow World sand sculpture championship.
  • He also won three medals in North American solo sand sculpture championship, people choice prize in Canada and Moscow.

Life success story of Sudarshan Patnaik

  • In 2009 he won the Korea sand sculpture award.
  • In 2008 he won the World champion title at USF World sand sculpture championship, Berlin.
  • Apart from this, he is the 5 times winner of people choice award at Berlin, which is a record.
  • His sand sculpture on Black TajMahal earned him fame all over the world.
  • He has won many national and international awards for his creative designs and has recorded his name in the World records. He was Awarded Padma Shri by Government of India in 2014.

Sudarshan started Sudarshan Sand Art Institute in Puri in 1994 with a view to making students learn and develop sand art as a professional art form. Students from India and abroad are enrolled for projects, regular and short-term courses. His objective is to create professional artists through the regular curriculum in this school of art and culture in a Gurukul concept.

He published a book SAND ART, regarding his work. He conducts training and workshops and demonstrates the art form in different Fair and Festivals in and around the countries to promote and popularise the art.

Sudarshan Patnaik published a book SAND ART, regarding his work


‘A true artist is not one who is inspired but who inspires others’ – Salavador Dali

Patnaik succeeded in fulfilling his dreams and he forms a true inspiration to every upcoming artist who wants to take this form of art as a profession. He believes that every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his creations.

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