Sathish Gujral
Sathish Gujral
Art & Culture

Artist Satish Gujral dead


Artist and architect Satish Gujral, renowned for his versatility across different mediums, has died, an art world insider said on Friday. He was 94.

Gujral died in New Delhi late Thursday, said Mr. Ranjit Hoskote. 'He had been unwell for quite sometime,' the curator and poet said. Gujral, who was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, was an architect, painter, muralist, sculptor and graphic artist.

His works include the alphabet mural on the outer wall of the Delhi High Court. He also designed the Belgian Embassy in Delhi.

Gujral’s artworks were heavily inspired by the turbulence of his early years, including an illness that impaired his hearing as a child and the Partition. His brother was the former Prime Minister and diplomat IK Gujral

'Unlike many of his peers, who went to Paris or London in the early 1950s, Gujral went to Mexico City to study with Diego Rivera and Siqueiros. Gujral’s was a versatile practice spanning painting, sculpture and architecture,' said Mr. Hoskote.