Izharul Hassan Sarkar who is a B. Pharmacy student from Assam’s Royal Global University in Guwahati has made it to the International Book of World Records by carving smallest Cup-Plate design pencil lead on 14 February, 2021 at Tezpur (Assam) India.
Student from Royal Global University makes it to International Book of Records:
Born on December 14, 1999 to parents Abdul Mussawir Sarkar and Noorjahan Begum, Izharul Hassan Sarkar hails from Panchmile, near Tezpur University, Sonitpur, Assam.
1500 micron X 2000 micron (1.55 mm X 2 mm) on pencil lead (Apsara Platinum Extra Dark).
Story of Izharul Hassan Sarkar:
“I have always had a keen interest in collecting miniature things, including chalks of various colours. At school, when teachers would keep some pieces of chalk unused because of their size, I used to collect and hoard them, because I had a great zeal to make something out of it. I used to sit at the last row of the class and get completely engrossed in creating something with all kinds of miscellaneous items like compass, scale and needles.
Gradually, I started making alphabets, utensils with pieces of chalk. It gave me so much happiness that I couldn’t pull myself away from it. With time, I switched off to pencil lead and tried to carve for hours with several attempts and failures, finally seeing that art filled my eyes with glow.
Dismally, my family resisted this hobby of mine with all their might as they couldn’t see any future in it. But by then, I got so deep into this well that I couldn’t see anything beyond water.
Biting the bullet, I didn’t stop and started researching more and more until it reached the definition of perfection in my eyes. At times, I was even teased as a “kath mistri” (carpenter). I knew I had chosen the road not taken but my efforts and devotion towards it, I believe, will make all the difference.
In the month of July, 2020 with the assistance of a friend, I applied for the Assam book of records. I was so nervous and anxious about taking this step but when I finally got my name on the record of “smallest PEPA(10 mm X 3 mm) and XORAI (10mm X 3.5mm)”.
Things started changing, people started taking me and my art seriously. This built my confidence more and soon after, I applied to the “India book of records” followed by an International Book of records.
My efforts earned me a place in it as well. I have also done the Northeast’s first micro art exhibition at INSCIGNIS, Tezpur University. People often recognise me as “Pencil Man”.
Always having an eye for micro objects, I never knew one day this would make me an autodidact Micro Artist.
Few sculptures are guitar, hammer, axe, rose, leaf, DNA, a-Z alphabets, pepa, xorai,japi, national flag, worldcup, heart, stormbreaker, thanos sword, moon, gun, sanitary pad etc.”