New Delhi: Neha Fathima finished her word art portrait of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, after working long hours, at times up to 20 hours per day, for 4 months. The record-holding Indian artist worked diligently, overcoming all hurdles so that she could finish her artwork before July 15, as a gift to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid on his birthday.
The 21-year-old, hailing from the southern Indian state of Kerala, has now come to the city for the first time in the hopes of handing it over to the ruler himself.
Measuring a massive 4×4, the portrait has the words Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum written over 200,000 times repeatedly on over 400 chart papers to form the image of the ruler of Dubai.
Sleeping just 3-4 hours a day, Fathima skipped two exams and all other social activities during the entire time she worked on this portrait. “I really wanted to make something special for him,” she said.
Fathima has previously created word art portraits of well-known individuals. The CA candidate previously created a word art portrait of Indian actor Kamal Hassan and broke five records in the process. In Indian, Asian, and international record books, she also holds three other records. The actor himself thanked her for her efforts.