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Ameer Jan paints Cricket World Cup model on a rice grain

Painter Shaik Ameer Jan displaying his works at Komala Art Gallery in Nellore on Friday. -Photo: K. Ravi Kumar
Painter Shaik Ameer Jan displaying his works at Komala Art Gallery in Nellore on Friday. -Photo: K. Ravi Kumar

A miniature artist, Shaik Ameer Jan, has entered the India Book of Records for painting Cricket World Cup model on a rice grain. He painted the World Cup Trophy measuring 3/4 cm in 10 minutes and entered the India Book of Records.

A native of Chittalur village in Chejerla mandal in the district, Ameer Jan painted many mini portraits and won five national and seven State-level awards.

He won Global World Record and Assist World Record for painting ‘Maha Vruksham' which consists of 512 pictures.

‘Maha Vruksham' explains about the evolution of mankind from different stages to the present rocket technology. The artist, who did Bachelor of Fine Arts in Mysore, sketched 377 pictures on Indian culture, portraits of scientists, national leaders and the kings on a post card.

Non-stop painting

Speaking to The Hindu Ameer Jan who was exhibiting his paintings through Komala Arts Gallery, Nellore, said his ambition is to enter in to the Guinness World Records by doing non-stop painting.

“As part of it, I am planning to arrange a non-stop drawing show on January 21, 2012 at Town Hall open auditorium in Nellore. A total of 63 portraits of freedom fighters would be painted on tamarind seeds in connection with the Republic Day celebrations. Judges from different States are expected to attend for the micro-tip painting,” says Mr. Jan.

Komala Arts Gallery director N. Annapurna, who is encouraging a few artists including Ameer Jan by displaying their paintings, said the gallery was organising paintings exhibitions, workshops, drawing competitions and giving training for students to encourage fine arts.

“I started the art gallery to provide a platform for artists and highlight the sketches painted by them. Artists of Komala Arts won many awards and brought laurels to the State and country,” said Ms.Annapurna, who too is an artist.


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