Acclaimed Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has been conferred the Italian Golden Sand Art Award, 2019 at a ceremony in Rome, becoming the first Indian to win the prestigious award for his contribution to sand art.
Representing India at the International Scorrano Sand Nativity event held in Lecce from November 13 to 17, Pattnaik created a 10-foot high sand sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi.
Pattnaik is a Padmashree award winner and has won various accolades for his work on sand art.
Anil Ambani has resigned as director of Reliance Communications, along with 4 other directors.
RCom, which is currently going through insolvency process, has posted a consolidated loss of 30,142 crore for July-September 2019 due to provisioning for liabilities after the Supreme Court ruling on statutory dues.