Singer Sidhu Moosewala immortalized in terracotta by artist Moga Manjit Singh Gill : The Tribune India
Ghal Kalan (Moga), June 3
Famous artist Manjit Singh Gill from Ghal Kalan village in Moga has paid tribute to slain singer Sidhu Moosewala by making his realistic terracotta sculpture.
The artist kept the sculpture from the Desh Bhagat park which he installed on the land of his village. In addition to this, lifelike statues and sculptures of many Indian and Pakistani personalities are exhibited in the park including that of Lal Bahadur Shastri, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Baba Bulley Shah and former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
Manjit’s brother, Surjit Gill, also helps him make the artwork. He says, “The fiberglass and terracotta sculptures made by Manjit are enduring glimpses into the personality of some of the finest figures in Indian history.”
Gill, who was made a senior officer in the Department of Archeology and Museums, quit his job to pursue his passion in his native village. “By making sculptures of famous Indians, I want to let the world know about their sacrifices and achievements,” he says.
Manjit says he loved the singer as he kept Punjabi culture alive and preferred to live in his village rather than in big cities or abroad. He now plans to make a 12-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture of Moosewala, which he will donate to Musa Village for installation.