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Vummidi Sudhakar: How ‘Sengol’ was crafted?


Vummidi Sudhakar: How ‘Sengol’ was crafted?

Vummidi Sudhakar Sengol craftsman
Vummidi Sudhakar The man who Crafted ‘Sengol’ when he was just 14 yrs old

Vummidi Sudhakar, one of the Sengol’s creators, said that he was only 14 years old when he built the sceptre and that his older brother provided all the design instructions.

The Sengol, a representation of the British ceding power to India in 1947, has gained prominence when the Centre stated its intention to erect it inside the new Parliament structure.

The ‘Adheenams’ (priests from Shaivite mutts in Tamil Nadu) and Vummidi Bangaru Jewellers worked together to create the Sengol, a golden sceptre with a ‘nandi’ (bull) on top.

Vummidi Sudhakar, one of the creators of the historical artefact, explained how the Sengol was constructed by saying that he was just 14 years old when he and his brother made the Sengol.

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“He is 97 years old today,” Sudhakar said, adding that “He is the one who directed all the work.” He said that his older brother Vummidi Ethirajulu was primarily responsible for creating the Sengol.

The inaugural ceremony for the new Parliament building is anticipated to be attended by the Vummidi brothers, Vummidi Ethirajulu, 96, and Vummidi Sudhakar, 88, according to news agency PTI.

Sudhakar claimed, “We finished working on Sengol in a month.” The Sengol was composed of silver and gold-plated.

Vummidi Sudhakar, when asked how much the Sengol cost to make, replied, “We didn’t know it was going to be making history after 75 years,” adding that it cost roughly Rs 15,000.

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