Saturday, 3 September 2011

Jehangir Sabavala

This morning I learnt that Jehangir Sabavala is no more, I am one of his many admirers and I remember having met him very briefly when I visited his exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay way back in the mid 1980s; I do not recall the exact year. A colleague from my office had accompanied me and he happened to carry his camera. There were lots of visitors at the exhibition but I was able to talk to the great artist briefly. My colleague suggested that I pose for a photograph with Mr. Sabavala, the artist readily obliged.

Jehangir Sabavala was a lively person, a thorough gentleman and sharing a few moments with him was an honour. I love his work and I always felt that he painted his pictures with a great deal of care. His paintings do have an influence of cubism but are yet different, they are products of his own unique style which he had evolved. He was truly one of India's greatest painters who will continue to inspire generations of painters to come.   


  1. my condolence to him...pray God 4r his soul...gr8 2 knw abt him..

  2. Lovely tribute, Aroop. And of course, very nice to your photograph with him.

    May his soul rest in peace.