Story of an unsung hero of Telangana

A professional goldsmith by vocation and a micro sculpture by avocation, Mattewada Ajay Kumar of Girimajipet, Warangal city had come up with yet another unique creation.

This time he sculpted the Supreme Court Building and Chief Justice of India Mr N V Ramana in the eye of a needle which he presented to the latter during his visit to the city recently.

His sculpture of the Supreme Court measures 1.4 mm in height and one mm in width with a national flag measuring 0.07 in height and 0.09 mm in width. The figurine of the CJI measures one mm in height and 0.25 mm in width with his name by the side.

Using an ultra-modern microscope, the CJI and his judiciary colleagues enjoyed the sight and heaped praises on Mr Ajay Kumar.

Mr Ajay Kumar since his childhood learning the art of making jewelry and miniature items under the tutelage of his father Mr Venkatachary, a freedom fighter and his mother Hymavathi encouraged the boy’s interest in the family vocation.

Mr Ajay Kumar also carved out a miniature figurine of chief minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao which was witnessed by minister K T Rama Rao and appreciated his work.

In past, he came up with a famous Dandi March photo in the eye of a needle which was kept in the Gandhi Memorial Museum at Dandi in Gujarat. Mr Ajay brought many laurels winning prizes and felicitations from various orgnisations earned a name as an international micro artist. However, he yearns for recognition from the Telangana government and is hopeful of getting it soon.

_ Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao


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