10-year-old Bengaluru boy’s Rubik Cube art tribute for Actor Puneeth Rajkumar


Bengaluru: His smile etched in the hearts of millions, Puneeth Rajkumar has inspired millions of people and has a great fan following across ages, genders, states and the nation. Its hard to believe that its been a year since Karnataka lost their beloved Power Star. He has inspired millions of people not only through his movies but also with his good deeds and generosity. People, Artists, and many of them have been paying tributes to him in their own way. Shresht Prabhu, a Grad 4 student of Ekya Schools has paid tribute to the Late star by making a portrait of him using Rubik Cubes. Shresht took 2.5 hours to complete it and has dedicated it to the late star on his 1st year Death Anniversary

Recently, Shresht took inspiration from the Super-hit movie Kantara and created the portrait of the Kantara Poster. He made a Rubik’s Mosaic art for Kantara as his dedication and love for the movie. His love was not only appreciated by friends and loved ones, but it was also noticed and retweeted by superstar Rishabh Shetty, who has written, directed and acted as the main lead in the movie.

Shresht has mastered the art of Rubik’s Mosaic by making portraits of other famous personalities like Narendra Modi, Virat Kohli, Ratan Tata and Dr. Rajkumar among others. “My passion to make art out of Rubik’s cubes arose during the COVID-19 lockdown period. I was watching several videos online as to how people would make portraits out of Rubik’s cube. I took this as a challenge and I am proud of how far I have come,” Shresht said.

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Shresht plans to make live portraits of celebrities using Rubik’s cubes. He also plans to one day represent India in Speed cubing competitions and events one day. His passion for the Rubik’s Cube started at the age of 6 years. The pandemic led lockdowns helped Shresht master his skills to solve the puzzle cube over time.

While he can resolve a 3×3 cube in 17 seconds, Shresht is also regularly playing and solving 2×2, 4×4, megamix and Pyramid shaped cubes. He took an active interest in Rubik’s Mosaic to take his passion to the next level. A Rubik’s Mosaic is an art form wherein hundreds of cubes are stacked in a precise manner to form a portrait. Each portrait takes about 400 Rubik’s cubes and 3-4 days of dedicated effort.

Taking pride in his passion, Jyothi Menon- HOS Ekya School ITPL, said, “Success comes as a result of hard work, persistence and striving for perfection.  I can see that Sresth is well on his way to becoming a little star! I wish you the very best for your next level of achievement. Ekya ITPL is so proud of you!!”

About Ekya Schools:  

Ekya Schools offers world-class education using modern pedagogic learning methods to ensure well-rounded students. Established in 2010, it has four schools and nearly 2800 students. Drawing on the legacy of CMR Group of Institutions, Ekya Schools are imparting innovative, application-rich education by using their in-house developed curriculum. Ekya’s vision is to provide real-world learning experiences facilitated by passionate educators, to prepare students for bigger challenges in life. Ekya empowers young minds, driving them to make a difference in the world. A host of features makes the schools’ curriculum unique and exemplary. It is on par with the global curriculum – learning is fun-filled, contemporary, and meaningful: insightful, real-world methods of understanding and application. For senior students (14-16yrs) Cambridge IGCSE model is followed as it is recognized by leading employers and universities worldwide.

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