JAMMU, April 28: Renowned artist from Jammu and Kashmir KK Gandhi participated in the “Shimla National Art Festival” organized by the Himachal State Museum.
He created a 5ft X 9ft painting live during the festival. Spectators cheered, clapped and celebrated every brush stroke in public view.
Twenty-five artists, one each from each state, participated in the festival.
In addition, two hundred artists who volunteered to participate were also accommodated. KK Gandhi who had achieved acknowledgment and acknowledgment in such organized programs in previous years where he had the honor of adoring the walls of Raj Bhawan and the Chief Minister’s residence in Shimla with his paintings.
At these earlier events, he was particularly honored by the then chief ministers, Prem Kumar.
Dumal and Virabhadra Singh keeping in mind his abilities and skills, special permission was given to Gandhi to do a live painting in the open air on the famous Shimla ridge.
Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, who visited the festival venue, expressed his highest appreciation and acknowledged Gandhi’s skill in creating such a vivid live painting.