Eminent painter Sunil Das passes away

Eminent painter Sunil Das passes away

Eminent painter Sunil Das passes away
Eminent painter Sunil Das, awarded Padma Shri in 2004, passed away today following a cardiac arrest, family sources said.

He was 76 and is survived by his wife. Das had a cardiac arrest in the wee hours and was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared brought dead, his family said.

Regarded as one of India's most important post-modern expressionist painters, he was born in 1939 and remained active till his last days.

Born in 1939, he was a student of the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata. A founder-member of the Society of Contemporary Artists, he was famous for his works on horses and bulls.

Besides having been featured in several exhibitions, his works are also a part of the collections of renowned museums such as the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, the Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan, and the Ludwig Museum, Germany.