Artist who Designed National Emblem Dies at 89


Artist who Designed National Emblem Dies at 89

The man who designed the National Emblem namely Dinanath Bhargava died on 24th December 2016 i.e., on Saturday at age 89. He took his last breath at his house in Anand Nagar, Indore. He was the renowned painter who is the co-artist designed the National Emblem. When he was 21 years old, Dinanath helped to design along with some other artists. Due to the cardiac arrest, Bhargava died at his home when sat along with his wife.

Soon after collapsing, the family members of Bhargava took him to the hospital through an ambulance. But, in the middle, he left the world. For a decade, Bhargava was suffering from some cardiac sickness and also undergone angioplasty. Bhargava studied at Visva-Bharati in Santiniketan in the late 1940s. Nandalal Bose, Kala Bhavan’s principal picked out a total of 5 students to design the page borders.

Bhargava also decorated the pages of the manuscript from the Constitution. He was born on 1st November 1927 at Multai in Betul district in Madhya Pradesh. He pursued 3-year Diploma in Fine Arts at Shanti Niketan. He had 4 children including 2 sons while his elder son is living in Germany. He worked in All India Handloom Board and posted in Indore. He was quite popular for making Madhubani Paintings on cloth.

He helped some other artists in designing the National Emblem featuring the picture of Lion Capital on Ashoka Pillar. The government of Madhya Pradesh honored Bhargava for his contribution to the world of art. During the period of the 1950s, all the paintings of Bhargava showcased at the world art tour organized in Europe. For his paintings, he won the gold medal. The final rites of Bhargava conducted on 26th December at Pipliyahana crematorium.
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