We usually say ‘Be humble, Stay Grounded’ no matter what you’ve achieved in life. Nanjibhai Mansuria a artist from District Bharuch of Gujarat is giving goals to young generations to stay connected with the roots. His journey is tremendous and inspiring. N. Mansuria, 70 Years and enthusiastic like a teenager whose passion took him on an epic journey through the length and breadth of the country to collect exotic grains of sams. Mansuria strange fascination took him to river beas and hilla and seashores and even well bottoms. His passion towards art that too using a medium which is not available in market and he had to collect and create using various procedures of cleaning the sand then six steps to filter it and finally dry them is really time consuming and require lots of hard work and patience.
He inspired alot of people in his life through his capacity and love for ancient Indian art. He brought 3000 years old technique to the the 21st century. He first observed this medium when he was young and visited Ajanta Caves. He was mesmerized by the fact that how the art still poses colors although there is no conventional colors used. Everything was made up of different kind of sand and still poses color. At that time he decided what he wants to show and showcased ancient art medium to this world.
His artworks were displayed at various platforms not only in India but across the World. Recipient of many prestigious awards including Gujarat Lalitkala Gaurav Award, 2014-15. The sheer variety of Mansuria’s creations and his eye for minute details are quite remarkable. 30 years of his life he followed his passion and still working. Nanjibhai Mansuria is a “Son of this mother Earth”.