TIHU, June 8 - Amid the lockdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mahendra Barua, a renowned photographer, artist and resident of Tihu town, created a 10-foot-tall statue of Nirod Sarma, a sub-inspector of the No.116 CRPF unit who was killed in a terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir on June 19, 2019.
The statue has been built at a cost of Rs 5 lakh, and it will be unveiled publicly at Dahkaunia village under Tihu subdivision on June 12.
Barua said he was very proud to have made a statue of a �great hero� and martyr which can draw the attention of the public and instill patriotic feelings.
It may be mentioned here that Barua has already made several statues of Bhupen Hazarika.
He is making another big statue of the Bharat Ratna recipient and plans to make one of Srimanta Sankaradeva.