Satish Gujral

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Satish Gujral
Born Satish Gujral
(1925-12-25) 25 December 1925 (age 88)
Jhelum, British India
Nationality Indian
Education Mumbai
Known for Painting, Sculpting, Mural, Architect & Writing
Spouse(s) Kiran
Awards Padma Vibhushan 1999

Satish Gujral (born 25 December 1925) is an Punjabi-Indian painter, sculptor, muralist, graphic designer, writer and architect who has consistently dominated the art scene in India for the entire post-independent era.[1] He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1999.[2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Satish Gujral born in Jhelum, west Punjab, British India.[5] His elder brother was former Indian prime minister Inder Kumar Gujral.At the age of 8, a sickness resulted in impairment of hearing.

Seeing the partition of India[6] and the associated agony of the immigrants impacted a young Satish Gujral greatly and manifested itself in the art works he created.


1952-54 Palacio Nationale de Belles Artes, Mexico 1944-47 Diploma in Fine Arts, Sir J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai 1939-44 Mayo School of Arts, Lahore Student of D.A. Sequeiros Mural Techniques


Dozens of documentaries have been made recording his work. A full feature film on his life is in the making. A 24 minute documentary called A Brush with Life was released on 15 February 2012. The film explores the literary, cultural, political and personal influences on his life and works. It is a celebration of an artist of unparalleled talent and man of immense fortitude.

Four books of his work have been published including an autobiography.[7]

As Architect

He has won an equal, if not more, acclaim as an architect. His design of the Belgium Embassy in New Delhi has been selected by the international Forum of architects as one of the one thousand best built in the 20th century round the world.

Personal life[edit]

Satish Gujral is married to Kiran. Their son Mohit Gujral is an architect who is married to supermodel, Feroze Gujral.They also have 2 daughters, Alpana Gujral who is a renowned Jewellery designer & Raseel Gujral who is an Interior Designer and runs the Casa Paradox.[8]


He was awarded India's second-highest civilian honor Padma Vibhushan in 1999. In April 2014, he was honored with NDTV Indian of the Year Award.[9]

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