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Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays tribute to the Syrian toddler Alyan Kurdi!

The heart-wrenching images of the drowned 3-year-old Syrian refugee who was photographed lying face down on a Turkish beach have made the world mourn!


Everyone has been grieving the death of Syrian refugee toddler Aylan Kurdi who was found on the shores of Greek island of Kos on Wednesday. Images of the boy found face down at the shore not only shocked everyone but also brought out the question of humanity during the European refugee crisis.

Aylan Kurdi

Aylan was among the 12 Syrian migrants confirmed to have drowned after their boats capsized en route to Greece. Thousands of migrants have died this year fleeing to Europe by sea.

Many artists are paying tribute to this little angel with their talents. One such Indian Sand Artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik from Odisha also paid his homage to the boy by recreating the image at a beach in the state.

Aylan Kurdi - tribute

He posted this picture on his Facebook account captioning, ‪”#‎HumanityWashedAshore‬ My Homage to the Syrian boy #‎AylanKurdithrough my sand sculpture at Puri beach, in Odisha, India.”

He made a sand sculpture in commemoration of Aylan Kurdi, the drowned 3-year-old Syrian refugee who was photographed lying face down on a Turkish beach.

Created on India’s Puri beach this Friday, the sculpture depicts the boy’s last moments. The artist Sudarsan Pattnaik wrote “SHAME” in capital letters, reflecting the international outcry over the failure to find a solution to the migrant crisis.

Aylan Kurdi - tribute

We just have a question to ask,

Why can’t people help each other and live peacefully and happily rather than those few heartless people killing the innocent lives or forcing them to kill themselves? We all are born here to live our life and die naturally, right? Why do we need human intervention for the latter part?




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