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Remembering Haku Shah: New exhibition pays homage to Gandhian artist

Paintings depicting a bespectacled Gandhi and the charkha, terracotta figurines sourced from Gujarat and Bapu s Bag made of a special handmade paper called kalamkhush . The late artist Haku Shah s deep connect with Gandhi and Gandhism is being showcased at an exhibition, Iss ghat antar baag bagiche (In this vessel lie groves and gardens), that was unveiled at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) here Sunday evening. The exhibition of art and artefacts created and procured by Shah also pays homage to the reticent figurative painter and cultural anthropologist who grew up in an environment inspired by Gandhian thoughts and philosophy. The artist, who was fondly known as Haku Bhai, died at the age of 85 on March 21 this year. The award-winning artist set up Shilpgram in Udaipur in Rajasthan in the 1980s, the first of its kind Crafts Village in the country. Enter the KNMA and a huge picture of Shah standing next to his prized collection of terracotta idols welcomes the visitor. Look .

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