PAINT­ING PUN­JAB PRETTY

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Jagdeep Singh is the son of a granthi (one who reads Guru Granth Sahib, the re­li­gious scrip­ture of Sikhs) from Farid­kot. He was al­ways fas­ci­nated by colours. At 17, Jagdeep had to quit stud­ies and work as his fa­ther lost his eye­sight. He started paint­ing walls in his vil­lage to eke out a liv­ing. He soon moved to Chandigarh to study at an art school and did odd jobs to pay his fees. “I didn’t have money to eat. It was a very tough time. But I had to suc­ceed and with god’s grace, I man­aged”, says Jagdeep. He started get­ting art as­sign­ments from 1469, Harinder Singh’s de­sign stu­dio in Delhi. To­day, his paint­ings de­pict­ing ru­ral Pun­jab are sold world­wide, and his pa­trons in­clude Pun­jabis liv­ing across the globe who get a slice of their home state through his can­vas.

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