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Titan of the game! Indian sculptor creates huge statue of football legend Diego Maradona in Kerala04:01

Titan of the game! Indian sculptor creates huge statue of football legend Diego Maradona in Kerala

India, Kannur
November 23, 2022 at 13:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

A renowned Indian sculptor and ardent fan of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona is creating a huge statue of the player, which he claims is Kerala’s largest ever.

Footage filmed on Tuesday shows Manoj Kumar working on the 7.5 feet (2.3 m) high creation in his studio in Kannur.

"My sculpture is just now in clay and this is the final stage of clay work," he explained. "It will go to the final casting bronze or fibreglass. That's the next stage."

Kumar used photos and videos of the late footballer, starting on the sculpture shortly after Maradona’s death in December 2020 at the age of 60.

The Argentine striker won the FIFA World Cup with his country in 1986; the same year of his infamous 'Hand of God', an unpunished ball-handling goal which put England out in the quarter finals.

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A renowned Indian sculptor and ardent fan of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona is creating a huge statue of the player, which he claims is Kerala’s largest ever.

Footage filmed on Tuesday shows Manoj Kumar working on the 7.5 feet (2.3 m) high creation in his studio in Kannur.

"My sculpture is just now in clay and this is the final stage of clay work," he explained. "It will go to the final casting bronze or fibreglass. That's the next stage."

Kumar used photos and videos of the late footballer, starting on the sculpture shortly after Maradona’s death in December 2020 at the age of 60.

The Argentine striker won the FIFA World Cup with his country in 1986; the same year of his infamous 'Hand of God', an unpunished ball-handling goal which put England out in the quarter finals.