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Renowned painter Ramkumar dies

Renowned painter Ramkumar dies

 Apr 14, 2018

Padma Bhushan renowned painter and writer Ramkumar, died at his residence on Saturday morning. He was 94 years old. He is survived by a son who lives in Australia. Born in 1924 in Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla, Ramkumar was the elder brother of Hindi writer Nirmal Verma.

Famous art critic and Ramkumar's friend Prayag Shukla said,'Ram Kumar was admitted to the Max Hospital in Patparganj area for the past 20 days.'He was a friend of world-famous painter MF Hussain, Tyeb Mehta and Syed Haider Raza. A major pillar of modern Indian painting collapsed due to his demise.

Many writers and painters, including famous cultural worker Ashok Vajpayee, art critic Vinod Bharadwaj, famous writer Giridhar Rathi, have expressed their deep condolences over the demise of Ramkumar.

Ramkumar graduated from St Stephen's College and was also a fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi. He was known for his abstract pictures. He had his own style. He was also a popular story writer of the 60's. His paintings were exhibited in many countries of the world. (UNI)

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