Aamir Khan Tips His Hat to Artist Subodh Gupta at His Knighting Ceremony in Mumbai

Aamir Khan Tips His Hat to Artist Subodh Gupta at His Knighting Ceremony in Mumbai

Ranjit Rodricks
Aamir Khan & Kiran Rao
Aamir Khan & Kiran Rao

On the inaugural of the 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.

Abu Jani
Abu Jani
Artist Subodh Gupta is Knighted by the French Ambassador
Artist Subodh Gupta is Knighted by the French Ambassador

His Excellency Mr. François Richier, Ambassador of France to India, conferred the distinction on Subodh Gupta at the inauguration of the Bonjour India 2013 festival in Mumbai.

Gregory David Roberts & Princesse Francoise Sturdza
Gregory David Roberts & Princess Francoise Sturdza
The French Ambassador François Richier & Subodh Gupta
The French Ambassador François Richier & Subodh Gupta
Jitish Kallat
Jitish Kallat
Marie Lou Phillips
Marie Lou Phillips
Queenie Singh
Queenie Singh
Tina Tahiliani Parikh
Tina Tahiliani Parikh

Spotted at the event were Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, Queenie Singh, Gregory David Roberts with wife Princess Francoise Sturdza, Anil Dharker, Marie-Lou Phillips, Tina Tahiliani Parikh, artist Jitish Kallat and designer Abu Jani.