New Delhi :
Artist and architect Satish Gujral, renowned for his versatility across different mediums, has died of old age reasons in his Delhi home, a member of his family said on Friday. He was 94.
Gujral, one of India’s best known artists, died on Thursday night.
He is survived by his wife Kiran, daughters Alpana and Raseel and son Mohit.
The noted painter and architect passed away peacefully at 10.30 last night in his home. He died of old age, the artist’s nephew and Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Gujral told PTI.
The last rites will be held on Friday at 2 pm at the Lodhi Crematorium, he added.
Gujral, who was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honour, was an architect, painter, muralist, sculptor and graphic artist.
His artworks were heavily inspired by the turbulence of his early years, including the illness that impaired his hearing as a child and the Partition of the subcontinent.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among those who condoled the death of the artist.
“Satish Gujral Ji was versatile and multifaceted. He was admired for his creativity as well as the determination with which he overcame adversity,” Modi wrote on Twitter.
He said Gujral’s intellectual thirst took him far and wide, yet he remained attached to his roots.
“Saddened by his demise. Om Shanti,” the prime minister added.
Gujral’s familiar works include the alphabet mural on the outside wall of the Delhi High Court. He also designed the Belgian Embassy in Delhi.