Mahesh Raj Soni

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Mahesh Raj Soni
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Shri Mahesh Rajsoni, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on April 08, 2015.jpg
President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Rajsoni (left) in 2015
Born
Died25 February 2019
OccupationCraftsman
Known forThewa art
ChildrenKalpesh Raj Soni (https://www.facebook.com/kalpeshrajsoni3)
AwardsPadma Shri

Mahesh Raj Soni is an Indian craftsman specialising in the traditional art of Thewa,[1][2][3] a Rajasthani jewellery making tradition using glass and gold leaves and is one of the surviving exponents of the art form which has roots in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan.[4] He is a member of Rajasthan Thewa Kala Sansthan[5] and has featured in the Limca Book of World Records in its 2011 edition.[6][7][8] Soni, who is a cancer survivor,[9] was honoured by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.[10]

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  1. ^ "Padma Shri award is an honour for me, says Thewa Art expert Mahesh Rajsoni". News18. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. ^ "YouTube video". YouTube. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Rajasthan's 'Thawa Art' gets rare honour". IBN Live. 16 June 2014. Archived from the original on 22 January 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Artisan Gilt". Artisan Gilt. 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  5. ^ "India Mart". India Mart. 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Gaurav Porwal". Gaurav Porwal. 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  7. ^ "India jewel Mart". India jewel Mart. 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Economy Lead". Economy Lead. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  9. ^ "DNA". DNA Syndication. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. 2015. Archived from the original on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.