“I don’t feel I achieved everything yet”- Legendary Sculptor of “The Statue of Unity”- Ram V. Sutar

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Ram Sutar
“I don’t feel I achieved everything yet”- Legendary Sculptor of “The Statue of Unity”- Ram V. Sutar

A true artist never gets satisfied no matter how legendarily epic their artwork is been crafted. To have a glimpse of “The Phenomenal Statue of Unity” is in every Indian’s bucket list but what makes it so special is a pure mind and efforts of an artist like Ram Sutar. He is an extraordinaire who feels there are more BIG wonders to be sculpted by him. Hailing from Gondur village in Dhule, Maharashtra; he is creating wonders since the pre-independent era till today. Ramji is appreciated and recognized by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Balasaheb Thackeray and many more notable personas ever lived on the Indian soil. Earned diploma with a Gold Medal from JJ School of Arts, his Alma Mater, Ramji has earned the prestigious ‘Life Time Achievement Honour’ from Bombay Arts Society, he is also conferred upon Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri Award and Tagore Award. Passing on the legacy to his son Anil Sutar, Ramji the mastermind’s ideas are managed by him. After creating the wondrous Statue of Unity, Ram Sutar is all set to flabbergast Indians by sculpting the statue of the heroic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.Our team was overwhelmed to interview such a humble and down-to-earth persona.

Ram Sutar at a Glance

Born on 19th February 1925
Father’s Name Vanji Hansraj
Mother’s Name Sitabai
Proudly says ‘imd1’ for Art- Sculpting
Achievements
  • Tagore Award
  • Padma Bhushan Award - 2016
  • Padma Shri Award – 1999
  • Designed the World's Tallest Statue - Statue of Unity
  • Received the Tagore Award - 2018
  • 'Life Time Achievement Award' from Bombay Art Society - 2010
  • Won the prestigious Mayo Gold medal for modelling - 1952
Belongs to Gondur, Dhule, Maharashtra

Know me Beyond Sculpting

Favorite Personalities Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi
I draw Inspirations from My Art Teacher in school
Food I Hate All Vegetables and Cuisines of Maharashtra
Had I not been a Sculptor then, “There cannot be a second option”
Like Vacations at England, Italy and Russia
Favorite Pass time I sometimes read Gitai written by Vinoba Bhave
Favorite Movies / Series Old films like Tukaram and Ramdas Swami
Favorite Actor / Actress Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan