Artist Pankaj Kumar Sahu, a genius and inspiration to many for his extraordinary silver filigree works.
A physically challenged artist Pankaj Kumar Sahu has become an inspiration to others for his extraordinary and beautiful silver filigree works.
He said he is feeling very "happy and proud" for getting the opportunity to make the trophies and mementoes for the Men's Hockey World Cup.
Sahu had lost his left palm in an accident in 2004 but the unfortunate incident never stopped him from what he loves to do and became an inspiration to others by continuing his work with one hand since 2004.
A team of craftsmen led by Sahu, an awardee of National Award by the Ministry of Handlooms and Textiles in 1994-95, is making silver filigree mementoes which will be presented to players participating in Men's Hockey World Cup which is scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar from November 28 to December 16.
Along with famous silver, filigree works from Cuttack, other famous handicrafts and handlooms of Odisha will also be placed in the event.
Finely crafted miniature such as a stick, ball and trophy packed in velvet coated fibre boxes will be gifted to all the 16 participating teams, support staff and officials along with dignitaries, VIPs and celebrities attending the mega international sports event.