DUBAI: A 14-year-old Indian student in
Dubai has made a special portrait of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a gift for
the Republic Day.
six-layered stencil portrait made by Saran Sasikumar from Kerala was handed
over to Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V
Muraleedharan on the concluding day of his three-day visit to the UAE on
to meet in #Dubai the talented young artist Saran Sasi Kumar from Kerala, now a
resident in #UAE. He presented this beautiful portrait, a 6 layered stencil
painting, to our PM @narendramodi ji as a Republic Day gift. Truly inspiring!
My best wishes to him,” Mr Muraleedharan tweeted on Friday, sharing a
photograph of him accepting the portrait from the boy and his parents.
portrait, Prime Minister Modi is seen saluting, wearing a wide-brimmed cavalry
hat with the logo of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
to a Gulf News report, the portrait measures 90 cm by 60 cm.
It took around
six hours to draw the picture with layers of six colour shades, said Saran, who
has drawn 92 portraits including those of top UAE leaders during the COVID-19
not the first picture of PM Modi that Saran has drawn.
nine student of Dubai-based New Indian Model School had also made a
five-layered stencil portrait of PM Modi — which measured 1.5m by 1m — in
October last year. He has bagged a grandmaster certification from Asia Book of
Records and another certificate from India Book of Records for that stencil art
portrait, the report said.