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Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar comes alive on canvas

Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar comes alive on canvas

The week gone by was packed with activities. I attended a book read by Priyam Gandhi-Mody, a music program and most importantly I was invited to inaugurate an exhibition of paintings at Jehangir Art Gallery by an eminent artist Ramgopal ji on Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar.

Until I reached the venue at Jehangir Art Gallery I had no idea he had captured Lataji on canvas right from the time she was 4 years old till her last public appearance. There were a few mythological paintings too and everything seemed to come alive on those walls.

Ramgopalji’s exhibition is open until the 24th of April and it is definitely worth visiting. He is one of the most talented artists, self-taught art from the heart not even for a moment will you believe that he has not undergone any formal training.
He paints simply out of passion.

I have a painting of Ma Saraswati painted by Ramgopalji and it occupies a place of pride in my office.

I strongly appeal that every corporate house and PSU should definitely have a picture of Lataji placed prominently in their office. Am saying this not to promote the exhibition but Lata Mangeshkar is a global icon and was one of those few women recipients of the coveted Bharat Ratna conferred upon her by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modiji.

As soon as I entered the large hall filled with paintings, I realised the loss of Lataji. Now when I listen to all those old “bhule bisre” geet, I wonder how she managed those turbulent tunes the high pitch and sudden lull. She was indeed a blessing to our country from MAA Saraswati.

I am confident that even visiting the exhibition will make Ramgopalji very happy because every artist seeks inspiration which only we can give abundantly. I am posting a few images from the exhibition as it’s impossible to cover the large display.

Let us pray that India is blessed with another Lataji.