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Legendary painter S.H. Raza passes away at 94

Padma Vibhushan Saiyed Haider Raza's last rites will be conducted at his birth place in Mandala in Madhya Pradesh.

By: ANI | New Delhi |
July 23, 2016 4:37:05 pm
SH Raza, Painter at Art Museum, Colaba Mumbai. Express Photo By-Ganesh Shirsekar 28/02/2015 SH Raza, Painter at Art Museum, Colaba Mumbai.  Express Photo By-Ganesh Shirsekar 

Modern Indian internationally acclaimed painter S.H. Raza died in New Delhi on Saturday following a prolonged illness. He was 94.

Raza was suffering from old-age related ailments and was in the ICU of a private hospital for the last two months. The last rites will be conducted at his birth place in Mandala in Madhya Pradesh, according to his wishes.

Artist Saiyed Haider Raza was honoured with the highest french award- The Legion of Honour in 2015. He was also received Padma Vibhushan in 2013 and Padma Bhushan in 2007.

His work was recognised with the introduction of ‘Bindu’ released in 1980, which is a closer look at the Indian culture. It gave an Indian vision all his work and a deeper aspect of art.

Later in 2000, his work took a deeper insight on Indian spirituality and created works around  Mahabharat.

The internationally acclaimed painter was elected as fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1983. Raza became one of India’s priciest modern artist in 2010 when his seminal work ‘Saurashtra’ was sold at a Christie’s auction for a whopping Rs. 16.42 crore.

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