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PADMA VIBHUSHAN AWARDEE – Mr. SYED HAIDER RAZA

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Legendary Indian artist Sayed Haider Raza died on July 23, 2016, in New Delhi, following prolonged illness. Mr Raza was suffering from old age related ailments and was in the intensive care unit of a private hospital for the last 2 months.

Born in Babaria, Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh, he took to drawing at the age of 12. Known for his painting, Syed Haider Raza’s work was mainly presented in oil or acrylic, with rich use of colours. He had his first solo show in 1946 at Bombay Art Society and was awarded a silver medal. His work evolved from painting expressionistic landscape to abstract ones.

Sayed Haider Raza Source – www.theartstrust.com

He was conferred the Padma Shri and Fellowship of the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1981, the Padma Bhushan in 2007 and Padma Vibhushan in 2013. He was awarded the highest French Civilian Honour, LEGION OF HONOUR on July 14, 2015.

Sayed Haider Raza _surya-namaskarSource – www.foxhedgehog.com

Mr. Raza became one of the India’s priciest artist when his work, SAURASHTRA, was sold for 16.42 crore at a Christie’s auction. He also founded the “Raza Foundation” in India for the promotion of art among Indian youth.

He once quoted,” My work is my own inner experience and involvement with the mysteries of nature and form, which is expressed in colours, line, space and light.”

Sayed Haider Raza Source – im.rediff.com

The legendary artist left this world but his legends will continue to inspire many. Let’s pray together that may his soul rest in peace. Amen.

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