Friday, June 18, 2010
The achievement of Vijay, 35, who belongs to a family of statue-makers, has enabled him to script an entry into the Limca Book of Records. He received the certificate recently for the record set during the Ganesh Utsav (August - September) in Mumbai last year. Not only that, he has fashioned over 200,000 innovative forms of Ganesha till date.
The artist began his devotion to Ganesha when he was only four years old. Even now, he begins all his artistic ventures by first making an image of Ganesha. He has also done a complete series on Ganesha at each of the 80 ghats of the city. Vijay has used every possible medium to make images of Ganesha, including oil portraits, sketches, collages and other forms. Some of his work has been etched in stone and on fruits too.Another, Eyes, Gan