An Indian Sculptor With Monumental Ambition

RAM V. SUTARRam V. Sutar, 89, has already created more than 200 distinct statues, many of them massive. Now, he is a leading contender for the commission to produce the world’s largest statue: a 597-foot-tall rendering — which would be nearly twice as high as the Statue of Liberty — of Sardar Patel, an independence leader who played a crucial role in uniting India’s fractious states.In July, India’s new government set aside $33 million toward this behemoth’s completion, which will require more than 2,500 tons of bronze alone. Read More

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