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  Newsmakers   25 Dec 2016  Artist who sketched national emblem dies at 89 in Indore

Artist who sketched national emblem dies at 89 in Indore

PTI
Published : Dec 25, 2016, 3:10 pm IST
Updated : Dec 25, 2016, 3:15 pm IST

Bhargava was suffering from cardiac ailments since past decade, family said.

India's national emblem 'Lion Capital of Ashoka'. (Photo: PTI/File)
 India's national emblem 'Lion Capital of Ashoka'. (Photo: PTI/File)

Bhopal: Dinanath Bhargava, a co-artist in the team that sketched the national emblem 'Lion Capital of Ashoka' and decorated the pages of the Constitution's manuscript, died at the age of 89 in Indore on Saturday.

Bhargava was suffering from cardiac ailments since past decade, family sources said.

His daughter-in-law Sapekshi Bhargava told PTI that he breathed his last yesterday. "He is survived by four children including two sons. Elder son is living in Germany," she added.

Born on November 1, 1927 at Multai in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh, Bhargava was chosen by noted painter Nandlal Bose (then the Principal of Kala Bhavan Shanti Niketan) in the group for designing the pages of the Indian Constitution's manuscript.

Bhargava, who was in early 20s, was pursuing 3-year Diploma in Fine Arts at Shanti Niketan at that time, the family informed.

Tags: cardiac ailments, dinanath bhargava, national emblem
Location: India, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal