Tamil Nadu bakery makes 6 ft tall cake of Diego Maradona, pays tribute

In order to pay tribute to Football legend Diego Maradona, a Ramanathapuram-based bakery owner made a 6-foot tall cake of the great football player and placed it outside his shop.

The 6 foot tall cake has become a public attraction as people are coming to the shop to get clicked with the cake. Diego Maradona, who made his country, Argentina, win the FIFA world cup in 1986, passed away on November 25. He was 60.

WHAT IS THE STORY?

According to ANI, the 6-foot tall cake was made in four days using 60 kg of sugar and 270 eggs. An employee of the bakery Satishranganathan said that Maradona shone in football due to his efforts and will always be remembered in the same way as Sachin Tendulkar is remembered for cricket, Mike Tyson for boxing.

Tribute to Maradona

Satishranganathan said, “Every year during the Christmas and New Year celebrations, the bakery make statues of celebrities of cake and displays them in public. During the last few years, the bakery has put up statues of Ilayaraja, Abdul Kalam, and Bharathiar in Keksila”.

He added, “We made this statue to pay homage to the footballer who died last month and to urge the youth to play in the field instead of playing on their mobile phones and computer.”

How did Twitteratis react?

To appreciate the efforts of the bakery owner, netizens flooded the comment section with praises. One person wrote, “Very nice gesture”. Another person wrote, “Very good hand ball player”. Tweeples can be seen retweeting the images with their own captions. In the caption, one person wrote, “Maradona was a Dravidian icon!”.

Dieago Maradona’s health status

Diego Maradona was suffering from health issues lately, and also underwent successful surgery for possible bleeding on his brain after being admitted to a local hospital in Buenos Aires with signs of depression.

One of the greatest players in the history of football, Maradona was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. Maradona played in four FIFA World Cups, including the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.