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Durga Idol made by Guwahati’s Nuruddin Ahmed in Limca Book of Records

Guwahati based artiste Nuruddin Ahmed who installed a 101-feet Durga Idol made of bamboo during the 2017 Durga Puja at the Bishnupur Sarbajanin Puja Committee’ pandal has been enlisted in the Limca Book of Records as the tallest Durga idol.

Confirming the report Nuruddin Ahmed said that he is happy to have got the recognition.

“Hard work paid off. I’m thankful to everyone who helped me and supported me throughout the mission. Without the support of the people it wouldn’t have been possible. I’m happy,” said an elated Ahmed.

Ahmed has long been associated with designing and making structures of various gods and goddess in Assam and other places as well.

During the process of building the tallest Durga idol, he had to face much difficulty after a storm damaged his 70 percent of works.

“Then I re-started my work and completed it in seven days with the help of 40 co-workers,” he said.

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