KASTURBHAI LALBHAI MU­SEUM

India Today - - LEISURE -

San­jay Lalbhai and his wife, Jayshree, spent years de­vel­op­ing the gor­geous res­i­dence of the late Kasturbhai Lalbhai into a mu­seum com­plex show­cas­ing the fam­ily’s pri­vate stash of paint­ings from the Mughal and Tagore col­lec­tion, painted post­cards from pre-In­de­pen­dent In­dia and other valu­able art­works and an­tiq­ui­ties span­ning more than 1,000 years of his­tory. Along with the fam­ily home, which has been ren­o­vated by ar­chi­tect Rahul Mehro­tra, the com­plex also in­cludes the Claude Bat­ley house. Built in the 1930s, it will house tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions to com­ple­ment the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion dis­played in the for­mer Lalbhai res­i­dence.

SHAILESH RAVAL

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