|Awards||Padma Shri (2014)|
Sudarsan Pattnaik (born 15 April 1977) is an Indian sand artist from Puri, Odisha. In 2014, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award, for his seashore sand arts.
Sudarsan Pattnaik was born in a poor family in Marchikote Lane, Puri district, Odisha, in 1977. In February 2017, he broke the Guinness world record for making the world's largest sand castle, which was located on Puri Beach, Odisha. His record was broken by Skulptura Projects GmbH in Binz, Germany, in June 2019.