Puri: Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik paid rich tributes to NBA legend Kobe Bryant following his sudden demise in California.
The artist took to his social media handle to express his grief and also extended condolences to his family.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of #BasketBall legend #KobeBryant. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. My sand art with message “We will miss you “at Puri beach in India .#RIPMamba pic.twitter.com/AZdzX5CSeR
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) January 27, 2020
Bryant was travelling with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers and crew when their Sikorsky S-76 helicopter slammed into a rugged hillside in Calabasas, west of Los Angeles. There were no survivors.
Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the world, with basketball stars stunned by the news.