I knew SH Raza since 1996 and got a lot of encouragement from him. I love his work, his creations are beautiful. He was an icon in the field of art and more than that, he was an amazing human being. What I really respected was that not only was he true to his work, but, he was true to his thoughts also. We lost two icons in such quick succession; artist KG Subramanyan (who passed away in June this year), and now him. This is a loss not just for artists and the fraternity, but for everyone else too.