After the consecration ceremony of the Ram Lalla idol, Prime Minister Modi revealed a majestic 30-foot-tall bronze statue of Jatayu at Kuber Tila in Ayodhya. As per the narrative of the Hindu epic Ramayana, Jatayu is a legendary bird who bravely attempted to save Mata Sita from Ravan. The 30-foot tall bronze statue is sculpted by Ram Vanji Sutar — an esteemed artist honoured with the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards.
At the venerable age of 98, this distinguished and surreal artist is also set to craft an imposing 600-ft tall statue of Lord Ram, further contributing to his illustrious legacy. The statue will be installed on the banks of the Saryu — river which flows through the city of Ayodhya.
Not just this Ram Vanji Sutar has sculpted many statues such as the Statue of Unity, Lord Shiva Statue and Nadaprabhu Kempegowda in Banglore. Currently, his Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Statue is also in progress; this one will have a statue height of 400 ft.
He has two companies in his name — Ram Sutar Fine Arts Private Limited and Ram Sutar Art Creations Private Limited. Dr. Anil R. Sutar is the Vice President of this company with him. is a native of Maharashtra State's Dhulia District. He graduated with a gold medal from Bombay's J. J. School of Art. Ram Sutar handles bronze with ease and skill. His skill at creating lifelike sculptures has earned him recognition from numerous nations and artists worldwide.
His companies are currently among the largest companies producing massive sculptures. The Clay modelling studio in Noida occupies 12,000 square feet. Additionally, he owns the Biggest Foundry set up in Sahibabad, Ghaziabad with an 8000 sq metre plot. The foundry can do 10000 kg casting per day.