Virat Kohli is the heartthrob of millions of cricket lovers from India and all across the globe. Time and again, the fans of the cricketer have chosen crazy means to express their love for the great batsman. One such die-hard fan of the India cricket captain is an artiste from Mumbai, Abaasaheb Shewale.
As Diwali is just around the corner and people are gearing up to light up their homes and workplace, Abaasaheb thought of celebrating it in a different way by paying tribute of his favourite cricketer. He created a giant artwork with diyas, 9.5 by 14 ft in height, inside a shopping complex in Navi Mumbai.
While talking to indianexpress.com, Shewale said, “Virat is shining like a bright light at the moment and with the Diwali approaching, I thought this would be an apt way to pay tribute. As his birthday is on November 5 and that is also the day Diwali is starting this year, it felt the right thing to do.”
The incredible artiste used 4,484 clay diyas to create the whole mosaic, and shared the picture of the same on social media. Co-artists Suraj Gole, Kumar Hadawale, Rupesh Tandel, Snehal Shewale and Tanuja Shewale helped Shewale complete the work in a total of eight hours.
“I sourced the clay lamps from the market and painted them all by myself. But as we had to assemble the entire portrait in a night, six of us had to pitch in to finish it on time,” Shewale added.
"WORLDS's LARGEST CLAY DIYA MOSAIC”of Virat Kohli at Seawood Grand central mall, Navi Mumbai.Your presence is highly…
As Shewale claimed it to be world’s largest diya mosaic art, he intimated the Guinness Book of World Records about it. However, they are waiting for an official confirmation from the Guinness.