Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Friday set Guinness world record by creating tallest sand castle at Puri beach here.
Sudarsan Pattnaik registered his name in Guinness Book of Records with the world’s tallest sandcastle.
Assisted by his students, Patnaik sculpted a 47.5-feet-high sandcastle at Puri sea beach here thereby breaking the previous world record of tallest sandcastle, which was 13.97 m (45 ft 10.25 in) tall created by Ted Siebert (USA) of the Sand Sculpture Company and a crew of 19 on behalf of Turkish Airlines, in Virginia Key Beach, Miami, Florida, USA, on 27 October, 2015.
Patnaik’s sand art bears the message of world peace along with faces of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela carved on it.
Pattnaik had created 1010 Santa Claus sand sculptures during Christmas in 2016 which is was included in Limca Records which took four days and 1000 tonnes of sand.
Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and Development Commissioner R Balkrishnan were also present on the occasion.