Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik today created a huge sculpture of Barack Obama, who was re-elected the US president for the second term, on Odisha's Puri beach.

Big sand sculpture of Obama on Puri beach
Sand sculpture of US President Barack Obama created by artist Sudarsan Pattnaik (Pic AFP)

Pattnaik created a seven-foot high sand sculpture of Obama with a message "Again Congratulations" with the help of students of his Golden Sand Art Institute.

He also created an image of America's national flag.

"I created the sculpture to congratulate Obama for the election victory," Pattnaik said.

The artist, who is well known for his sand sculptures in India and abroad, said he used about eight tonnes of sand.