Indian artist Satish Gujral dies at 94

Renowned Indian artist and architect Satish Gujral passed away late Thursday at the age of 94

Mar 27, 2020
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Renowned Indian artist and architect Satish Gujral passed away late Thursday at the age of 94. A recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of India, in 1999, the highly celebrated painter was the younger brother India's former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral.

His death was mourned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi tweeted: "Satish Gujral Ji was versatile and multifaceted. He was admired for his creativity as well as the determination with which he overcame adversity. His intellectual thirst took him far and wide yet he remained attached with his roots. Saddened by his demise. Om Shanti."

Gujral was born on December 25, 1925 in pre-Partition India, and studied art in Lahore and Mumbai. Gujral, a well-collected artist, dominated the art scene in India for the entire post-independent era. He won an equal, if not more, acclaim as an architect. He has designed the building of the Belgium Embassy in New Delhi.