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Soap sculpting his passion

 C.G. Biju with his soap sculptors and the memento and certificate he had won for securing the Vajra World Record.

C.G. Biju with his soap sculptors and the memento and certificate he had won for securing the Vajra World Record.

For C.G. Biju, carving soap sculptures of diverse shapes, sizes and themes has been his passion for long. Finding a place in the Vajra World Records has spurred the 3-D visualiser to set loftier goals.

Mr. Biju, a native of Shangumughom, who is currently employed in Kannur, has claimed the record by becoming the “only person to exhibit the most hyper-realistic sculpture art form made of bath soap bars.” He has now set his sights on finding a place in the Guinness Book of World Records by carving the largest soap sculpture.

The 38-year-old is credited with having made over 100 soap sculptures ever since he devoted himself to the hobby in 2008. He feels his pastime to be a natural extension of his interest in 3-D design.

He had won much praise at an exhibition he had organised in Qatar two years ago. “Anyone with an interest in the art of sculpting and is capable of ensuring a great deal of concentration can excel in the hobby, which is also a great stress-buster,” he says.

Mr. Biju’s collection included figurines of Mahatma Gandhi, Sree Narayana Guru, Lord Krishna, Sachin Tendulkar, Michael Jackson, Rajinikanth and A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. He has also carved miniature figures of cobra, turtle, eagle, chimpanzee and dinosaurs.


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