Mangaluru, July 05 2018: A student in Mangaluru has converted his helmet on the model of tiger’s head and has been attracting attention of onlookers on the roads - will it cause more accidents?
Akanksh Shetty Kuthar has been wearing the helmet in the city. The tiger’s face resembles the one worn by ‘Huliveshadharis’ in the coastal district.
He said, “My grandfather was a Huliveshadhari. I wished to have a helmet on the model of those worn by Huliveshadharis.”
He expressed his desire with artist friend Umesh Boliyar, who paints Huliveshadharis’ headgears. Umesh, in turn, converted a helmet on the model of a tiger’s head. All that is found on the face of a tiger was added on this helmet.
On the roads : When Akanksh rides his two-wheeler wearing this new headgear, many amused persons have stopped him and enquired about it as well.
He said, “My grandfather was known as Pili Babanna. I have seen him in the dress of tiger dance. I was keen interest in Hulivesha or Pilivesha from the beginning. I had asked my friend to put a sticker of tiger on to my helmet. On the other hand, my friend has converted the helmet into a tiger’s head.”
Many wear helmets which they like. “I have tried to showcase Tulunadu art form in my helmet,” he said. So, don’t be distracted when on the road...the huli may attack!