Friday, January 11, 2013

Rahul Dravid (The Wall)

Hope you enjoyed my last art work of Grammy awardee Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Ji and snaps from his meet. This time I have posted one of best cricketers India ever produced, Mr Rahul Dravid. A gentle, humbled, dashing, handsome man. He served for India more than a decade. He received Padma Shri award in 2004 and a couple of awards from ICC. He played 164 Test matches and 344 ODI for India. He had been a game saver a bunch of times in his cricket career. That's why he became famous as Mr dependable. Because of his solid style batting, he became popular as 'The Wall' also. He is known as 'Jammy' among his team mates. I have tried to show his that solidity in my art work. Hope you guys love it and share it as much as possible.

I had a strong desire to meet him. One day I decided to meet him at his residence. I did went to his residence in Indira Nagar, Bangalore, holding this portrait. I met his most gracious proud parents and his brother there. I learnt from them that Rahul just left. He had lunch with them. I had a nice time with all the family members. I grabbed his parents blessing and left his house.The very next day I had a flight to Delhi and I could not get chance to meet the legend. Anyway, will meet sometime and present this art work.

Today is a very special day for him. 11th Jan., its his birthday. Not in person but at least I would send this blog-post link to him with his b'day wishes. Many many happy returns of the day. A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rahul Ji. We will always miss you in Indian team. You have done a lot to save India's dignity in sports field. Salutations !!!!!!

Ok friends, I shall come with next work soon. Till then, take care of yourself and have a nice time !!

Love & Regards,
Atul Ojhal Dube


  1. wow !! simply amazing work with pencil ..incredible fine work. I have seen other works too. Gulzar portrait one among your best !!

  2. I saw your link on Times of India post on FB. One of the best sketches I have ever seen. Great work.

  3. SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Hi Atul,

    It’s a beautiful sketch. Loved it.

    I am Sudarshan, a panelist of “Behind The Wall”(BTW), a project being done by Dravid fans. It’s a book on Dravid from fan’s perspective. It will contain fans feelings n opinions put through articles, poems and sketches. It will also have some guest interviews from some of the stalwarts in the cricketing world. I loved your sketch and it fits perfectly into the theme of our book. With your permission we would like to include it in the book.

    (We took permission from the man himself to write the book.)

    Please send your sketch to (official id ). To know more about the project or for further communication, you can contact me through (or through our official id).

    Thank you,
    Awaiting your reply,

    A. Sudarshan Chakravarthy
    Panelist, Behind the Wall.

  5. Simply Amazing!!Fabulous !! I donn have words to describe the praise Atul. Keep up.


  6. Atul Ji, loving your sketches. This work as solid as the Wall used to be. You are blessed with so many talents. GBU !

    dropping by from SrBachchan's blog - Smita :)

  7. Thank you each and everyone !! ...enjoy a video made on song from my devotional album "Nau Din Mata ke"

  8. Awesome work .. Mr Perfectionist !! take care :)

  9. Hey Atul, this is Vikas from Canada. I have been a consistent follower of your blog for last 3 years and a a big fan too. You have improved a lot and too fine indeed. Why don't you come with colors now ?? ...just a suggestion. - Best Regards

  10. Thank a lot for this praise Vikas. I appreciate your suggestion too. But I am not yet satisfied with my Sketchings. I am still exploring the strength of Pencil. I am sure only pencil could do far better ! :)