Context: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the demise of Satish Gujral.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SATISH GUJRAL?
- Satish Gujral (25 December 1925 – 26 March 2020) was an Indian painter, sculptor, muralist and writer of the post-independent era.
- He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, in 1999. In April 2014, he was honoured with NDTV Indian of the Year Award.
- His elder brother, Inder Kumar Gujral, was the Prime Minister of India between 1997 and 1998.
- From 1952 to 1974, Gujral organised shows of his sculptures, paintings and graphics in many cities across the world such as New York City, New Delhi, Montreal, Berlin and Tokyo, among others.
- Gujral was also an architect and his design of the Belgium Embassy in New Delhi was selected by the international forum of architects as one of the finest buildings built in the 20th century.
- He was also part of the 2007 BBC television film, Partition: The Day India Burned.
- A 24-minute documentary called “A Brush with Life” was released on 15 February 2012 which was based on his own book with the same name.