An artist from Bengaluru found an innovate way to paid tribute to the Wing Commander Abhinandan for his heroic feat. He has created a black and white portrait using a typewriter.
The artists named AC Gurumurthy said ANI, "He is the real hero, he brought real laurels for our country, this is what inspired me."
The artwork was done on March 01, when Abhinandan has returned to India from being held captive in Pakistan via Wagah-Attari border.
The photos went viral and the social media was all praises for the initiative.
Bengaluru: Artist creates a portrait of Wing Commander Abhinandan using a manual typewriter. AC Gurumurthy, artist says, "He is the real hero, he brought real laurels for our country, this is what inspired me." #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/PFQC2E2gMu— ANI (@ANI) March 21, 2019
Artist Gurumurthy typed out numbers, alphabets, symbols and special characters that are available on a regular typewriter in a fashion that the IAF pilot's picture is visible.
The portrait is complete with Abhinandan’s gunslinger moustache which recently caught the fancy of thousands of people.
Ever since Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan was captured by Pakistani Army on February 27 and released on March 1, his courage and confidence have been celebrated with many gestures across the country.
Thousands of Indians celebrated the brave pilot’s return by bursting crackers, writing poems, distributing sweets, and even naming newborns after his first name.
Last week, a chef carved the IAF pilot’s face on a watermelon at the 14th Culinary Art of India event in Delhi.
In the thoughtful gesture, Singh, who has served PM #NarendraModi and former PM #ManmohanSingh, carved out #Abhinandan's distinct and "iconic" moustache, on the watermelon, along with "#JaiHind" in Devanagari script and a couple of army men.— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) March 12, 2019
Video: IANS pic.twitter.com/REIRduk17v
Gurumurthy a former employee with Bank of Baroda is one of the first type artists in India. It took him two hours to complete the portrait using the typewriter. He has earlier made portraits of APJ Abdul Kalam, Barack Obama and other eminent personalities.