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Famous Indian painter Haku Shah dies

Famous Indian painter Haku Shah dies

Famous Indian painter Haku Shah died on March 21, 2019 due to a heart attack in Ahmedabad (Gujarat). He was 85 years old. Haku Shah was known for his paintings based on the subjects of tribal and folk art.

He was ill for a long time and had been hospitalized for one week. Haku Shah received Padma Shri Award in 1989 for his contributions to art. He was also honored with the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship Award and the Kala Ratna Award.

Padma shri

Padma Shri or Padmashree, by the Government of India, is generally respected only to Indian citizens. This respect is given to recognize their special contribution in arts, education, industry, literature, science, sports, medicine, social service and public life etc.

This is the fourth prize in the hierarchy of Civil Awards of India, before that it is the place of Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan respectively. On its front, the words "Padma" and "Shree" are kept in the Devanagari script.

Establishment of Crafts Village:

  • He was famous for tribal and folk art. Among them was the art of Bhakti movement, as well as a cultural anthropologist. He founded Crafts Village in Udaipur, Rajasthan in the year 1980.

About Haku Shah:

  • Haku Shah was born in Vadod of Surat district in the year 1934.
  • His full name is Hakubhai Vajubhai Shah.
  • He graduated from Fine Arts Faculty of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad University in Vadodara and later postgraduate in 1955. After this, his master's degree under the famous artist KG Subramanian.

He received John D. Rockefeller Fellowship in the year 1965. He also received Nehru Fellowship in 1971. In these years, he did a lot of research on rural life and tribal arts, culture and folk beliefs as well as research.

Q.1 Who was the Haku Shah?
A. Film Actor
B. Painter
C. Scientist
D. Singer
Answer...
Ans: Painter

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