Medha Kapur shares a note on Subodh Gupta’s knighting ceremony in Mumbai.
Mumbai: On the inaugural Indo-French festival, Bonjour India, the French government bestowed the award of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) on internationally renowned sculptor-artist Subodh Gupta. The honour comes in recognition of an artist whose remarkable originality has been inspired by the daily life of an India on the move, while maintaining special ties with France, where some of his earliest exhibitions were held. H.E. Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India, conferred the distinction on Gupta at the inauguration of the Bonjour India 2013 festival.
The crème de la crème of the city were seen at this event including Subodh’s wife, the renowned artist Bharti Kher, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, author Gregory David Roberts with wife Princesse Francoise Sturdza, Aishwarya Pathy, Maithili Parekh, artist Jitish Kallat and designer Abu Jani to name a few.