Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus scare in the country, a fruits and vegetables carving artist from Tamil Nadu on Monday used his art to convey the steps to be taken to safeguard against the spread of the virus.
Chef M. Elanchezhian, 31, carved out the images and messages on fruits to convey to people to avoid handshakes, wash hands regularly and the importance of wearing a mask.
He carved ‘COVID-19’ on a watermelon with letter ‘O’ resembling a man wearing a face mask.
Elanchezhian, hailing from Gudalur in Theni district, had carved the images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and Taj Mahal on a watermelon during the latter’s February visit to India.
A catering technology graduate, Elanchezhian has carved the images of former US President Barack Obama, late Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran on fruits and vegetables.