PM Modi receives Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose sculpture from Mysuru sculptor Arun Yogiraj [PICS]


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New Delhi: Arun Yogirajthe young sculptor from Mysuru who sculpted Adi Shankaracharya‘s statue installed in Kedarnath in November 2021, met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday in New Delhi and offered him a statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Prime Minister Modi had expressed his interest in meeting Arun Yogiraj after seeing the statue of Adi Shankaracharya. The sculptor was unable to attend the installation ceremony at Kedarnath because his mother was ill.

After presenting the two-foot-tall statue to the prime minister, Yogiraj tweeted and thanked Mysuru MP Pratap Simha, saying the latter had organized the meeting.

PM Modi, meanwhile, tweeted, “Nice to meet @yogiraj_arun today. Grateful to him for sharing this exceptional sculpture by Netaji Bose.”

Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai praised Arun Yogiraj and tweeted, “Our very own sculptor Arun Yogiraj was able to meet Honorable PM @narendramodi Ji today and presented him with a two-foot monolithic stone model of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. PM did the praise of the gesture and the beautiful sculpture. Congratulations @yogiraj_arun”

Arun Yogiraj, who earned an MBA from Mysore University, gave up his career in private business to pursue the family tradition of sculpture. His father, the late BS Yogiraj Shilpi – who taught him the art and inherited the tradition – received several awards including the Amarashilpi Jakanachari Award from Karnataka Shilpa Academy and the Karnataka Rajyothsava Award.

About Arun Yogiraj

Arun has a relationship with stones from birth. In fact, he represents the fifth generation of sculptors in his family, read the site

“My father and my grandfather wanted to keep every stone alive. Every one of their leave shots impressed me a lot. They carved me into a beautiful sculpture. So the house itself became my first school,” Arun said.

List of awards

  • Young Talent Award by Central Government in 2014
  • Rajyotsava Award from Mysore District Authority and Karnataka Government
  • Shilpa Kaustubha Award by Shilpakala Sangha (for the first time a young artist received this award)
  • Congratulations from Chief Minister Siddaramaiah
  • United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan visited Arun Yogiraj’s workplace and enjoyed it
  • Congratulations by Mysore Kingdom Family
  • Congratulation by Mysore District Sports Academy
  • Congratulation by Amara Shilpi Jakanachari Trust
  • Congratulations from Kingdom Members
  • Congratulations from Vice Chancellor of Mysore University


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