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Artist makes 7ft sand sculpture of King Charles to ‘wish him a speedy recovery’ on beach 5,000 miles from UK

An artist in India crafts a 7ft sand sculpture of King Charles III, wishing him a swift recovery from cancer, using five tonnes of sand.
An artist in India crafts a 7ft sand sculpture of King Charles III, wishing him a swift recovery from cancer, using five tonnes of sand.
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An artist has made a 7ft tall sand sculpture of King Charles on a beach to “wish him a speedy recovery.”

Sudarsan Pattnaik created the tribute after hearing the shocking news of The King’s cancer diagnosis.

He used five tonnes of sand to mould the sculpture.

Sudarsan made it in Puri, Odisha, India where he lives – 4,985 miles from the UK.

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He formed the King’s face by carving into the sand.

Then he created the King’s red traditional military uniform using coloured sand.

Beneath the massive sculpture, Sudarsan wrote the message, “Get well soon.

”His Majesty King Charles III.”

The 46-year-old says that the piece took him just four hours to complete.

Sudarsan, of Puri, built it in the middle of the city’s beach – which is popular amongst tourists.

The artist says that he lives close to the beach and wanted to create a tribute to the King’s bravery as he receives cancer treatment.

An artist in India crafts a 7ft sand sculpture of King Charles III, wishing him a swift recovery from cancer, using five tonnes of sand.
Sudarsan Pattnaik creates his sand sculpture of King Charles III. (Picture: Jam Press)

Sudarsan said: “I wish him a speedy recovery.

”He is a very nice person and I’ve heard a lot about him.

”He has always loved our culture and has visited our state.

”I thought that I must create a sculpture to pray for his recovery and good health.

“A lot of tourists from around the world come to this beach.

”Many people have come to see the sculpture and are sending good wishes.

“I’ve been doing sand-sculptures for more than 30 years.

”In my childhood, I wanted to make art in many forms but I didn’t have the money for colouring pencils or paint.”

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