Bhubaneswar, Feb 11: Noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Wednesday created a sand sculpture at Puri beach to pray for the speedy recovery of Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad.
Jotting “get well soon” on five-feet tall sculpture, Pattnaik prayed for Hanumanthappa. About four tonnes of sand was used in the making of the sculpture replete with image of glaciers of Siachen.
“I pray to Lord Jagannath for his speedy recovery. Students of my sand art institute and hundreds of school children also are praying together for our hero Hanumanthappa,” Pattnaik said.
The condition of Lance Naik Koppad, who defied death for six days buried under snow, on Wednesday deteriorated even as a team of experts from AIIMS joined in the efforts to save his life.