Keshav Malik: The Truth of Art

A reflection on the life of the noted poet and art critic Keshav Malik, who was awarded the Padma Shri for Literature in English in the year 1991 by the Government of India. In 2001, All India Fine Arts & Craft Society bestowed the Kala Ratna award on him. In 2004, he was elected Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi, the National Academy for Visual Arts. In 2006, Ujjain University conferred the Kala Vrat award on him. In 2007, he was commemorated with the Life time achievement award by Jamia Milia University. He distinguished himself as an Art Critic of leading dailies like Hindustan Times and Times of India for several years. He essayed the role of an advisor to the National Gallery of Modern Art and an executive board member to the Lalit Kala Akademi. He was nominated to the Jury of several awards for Art and Poetry at the National as well as at the State level. He served as the Personal Secretary to the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru during the historic period of 1947-48. In this film, several eminent painters, poets, scholars and savants in the field of culture have expressed their views on his life, work and factors that shaped his unique personality. Keshav’s unusual, almost seismographic sensitivity to life, time and the body of arts is frequently regarded as a watermark that registers the upward mount of the aspiring human spirit.
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Keshav Malik: The Truth of Art

A reflection on the life of the noted poet and art critic Keshav Malik, who was awarded the Padma Shri for Literature in English in the year 1991 by the Government of India. In 2001, All India Fine Arts & Craft Society bestowed the Kala Ratna award on him. In 2004, he was elected Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi, the National Academy for Visual Arts. In 2006, Ujjain University conferred the Kala Vrat award on him. In 2007, he was commemorated with the Life time achievement award by Jamia Milia University. He distinguished himself as an Art Critic of leading dailies like Hindustan Times and Times of India for several years. He essayed the role of an advisor to the National Gallery of Modern Art and an executive board member to the Lalit Kala Akademi. He was nominated to the Jury of several awards for Art and Poetry at the National as well as at the State level. He served as the Personal Secretary to the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru during the historic period of 1947-48. In this film, several eminent painters, poets, scholars and savants in the field of culture have expressed their views on his life, work and factors that shaped his unique personality. Keshav’s unusual, almost seismographic sensitivity to life, time and the body of arts is frequently regarded as a watermark that registers the upward mount of the aspiring human spirit.
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