Noted painter K G Subramanyan was conferred third Dhirubhai Thakar Savyasachi Saraswat Award at Gujarat Vishwakosh Bhavan on Saturday evening. The award, given for contribution in the field of arts, consists of Rs 1 lakh cash and idol of Goddess Saraswati. Established in 2013, the earlier recipients include Narayanbhai Desai and Mrinalini Sarabhai. Kumarpal Desai, managing trustee of Gujarat Vishwakosh Trust, said that Subramanyan is one of the most distinguished painters who have made Gujarat their karmabhoomi. "He is painter, sculptor, poet, author, art critic, teacher and above all an inspiration to an entire generation of artists in the state. Thus, it was a unanimous decision to recognize his contribution to the field of art," he said. Subramanyan was born in Kerala in 1924 and studied in Mahe and Chennai. In 1944, joined Shanti Niketan and received trained under masters like Nandalal Bose. In 1951, he came to Vadodara and joined M S University as teacher. His murals adorn Shanti Niketan and his paintings have been exhibited at numerous locations in India and abroad.
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