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Ram Janam Ram (b Feb 3, 1991) of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, an art and craft teacher at Rishikesh International School, makes and blows handmade conches (shankh)! He experimented with many materials and techniques, focusing finally on mud wall putty to make the conch. He has nine such handmade conches. It is well-known that the natural conch is blown during religious rites but Ram Janam could be the only one in the world to blow a handmade conch! When he blows his conch, the sound is crystal clear with sharp resonance.