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Assam artist creates sand art to pay tribute to Tarun Gogoi

As a mark of tribute to the former CM, sand artist Ranjan Saikia created a sand sculpture of Tarun Gogoi at Gabhoru riverside in Dhekiajuli

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Guwahati: Tributes have poured in from all over the country. Thousands of mourners, friends, fans, well-wishers, political leaders and party workers have lamented the demise of the three-time chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who had breathed his last on Monday.

As a mark of tribute to the former chief minister, sand artist Ranjan Saikia created a sand sculpture of Tarun Gogoi at Gabhoru riverside in Dhekiajuli in Assam.

Saikia shared the image of the sculpture via his twitter handle.

Hailing from Dhekiajuli, Ranjan Saikia is a TET teacher by profession. He had sculpted many sand arts which include images of APJ Abdul Kalam, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, renowned scientist Einstein, Bhupen Hazarika, chief minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal and many more. 

A small-town boy, the young artist Ranjan is an inspiration to all those who aspire to do something significant in life and create a unique identity for themselves.

A teacher by profession, Ranjan devotes the rest of his time in enhancing his creativity. He has also turned his art as a medium to create social awareness among people, specifically on some relevant issues such as NRC, rhino poaching in Kaziranga, air pollution, plastic pollution by making sand sculptures in the banks of the River Brahmaputra and River Gabharu.