B. R. Panesar – Passing into Oblivion

What a waste of artistic talent – that too in a medium in which hardly anyone works in India…on B. R. Panesar – collage maker, painter…through memories of his former student Soumadeep Sen.

Panesar (photo courtesy: http://www.artofbengal.com)

Panesar (photo courtesy: Telegraph)

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Soumadeep Sen

Soumadeep is a software professional and has spent considerable time delving into the world of fine arts. Currently, he resides in Bangalore with his family and is pursuing his interest in music with a band of his own.  

Fine arts was not one of my areas of interest. Can’t say for certain whether I still understand or perceive it but staying at YMCA, Calcutta – and the constant exposure to people that were naturally gifted to appreciate art, did raise my interest quotient for finer things in life and so I too acquired a taste I must admit.

The initial few months at YMCA were more of getting through the daily chores – it was mostly eat-work-sleep and the cycle seemed to have repeated itself over and over again. With a few exceptions of course, hitting the movie theatres on weekends, listening to music, reading books or the not so exciting…

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