Adwaita Gadayanak Biography, Know all about the sculptor of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s statue at India Gate

Publish Date: 25 Jan, 2022
Adwaita Gadayanak Biography, Know all about the sculptor of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s statue at India Gate

Adwaita Gadayanak Biography: On Tuesday, Adwaita Gadayanak said that the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be jet black just like Lord Jagannath's in Odisha. 

“The statue will be carved from a 28-foot-long and 8×8 feet granite slab. I want the granite to be jet black. I have shortlisted granites from three places — Mysuru, Bengaluru, and Telangana. I will soon visit the places myself to select the correct slab,” Gadanayak said.

“I am from Odisha and I am lucky to be carving the statue of such a great personality, who is also from the same state,” Gadayanak said.



Who is Adwaita Gadanayak?


  • Adwaita Gadanayak is a sculptor from the Neulapoi village of the Dhenkanal district in Odisha.

  • Gadanayak is the director-general of the National Gallery of Modern Art.

  • He has been tasked with the proposed grand statue of iconic freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to be installed at India Gate in New Delhi.

  • Gadanayak’s most famous projects include Gandhi's Dandi March statue in Rajghat and the sculptor park at the KIIT campus. His works have been appreciated in London as well. 

  • Gadanayak is an alumnus of BK College of Arts & Crafts in Bhubaneshwar.

  • In 1995, he pursued his post-graduation at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London.

  • He has been conferred with many awards like National Lalit Kala Akademi Award in 1993; Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi Award in 1999 etc.


 

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