Lockdown puts end to lottery selling; man turns into embroidery artist
Kanhangad (Kasaragod): Though lockdown has put an end to lottery sale, Vaisakh is not worried a bit. He is indulged in making embroidery figures of famous personalities during the leisure time. The 26-year-old has stunned the world with his creativity. Physically challenged, he has been selling lotteries for a living. But he had to stay indoors during the coronavirus prevention lockdown.
Vaisakh has created faces of political leaders including chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, film stars like Mohanlal, Mammootty and Dulquer Salmaan, cricket players Virat Kohli, revolutionary figures like Che Guevara with his embroidery skills. Now he is trying to create the picture of health minister K K Shailaja.
Vaisakh started selling lottery on a tricycle after completing Plus Two. His mother Pushpa trained him embroidery. He has been selling embroidery works for two years. He used to create figures of birds and animals and started doing human faces only recently.
As there is no lottery sales now, he gets plenty of leisure time to practice it. When he drew a picture of Che Guevara, some people in the area came forward to buy it. Also it fetched him good price. Now people have started giving me orders for embroidery works, Vaisakh said.