Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifts Guru Nanak Dev’s miniature painting to Canadian counterpart


By Newsgram Staff Writer

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gifted the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, a miniature painting titled Guru Nanak Dev. Painted in the traditional Indian miniature style, this composition shows Guru Nanak Dev with his two disciples Bhai Mardana and Bhai Bala, sitting beside him.

Painted on handmade paper with mineral colours, the work has been done by a Jaipur-based artist, Virendra Bannu, who is a seventh generation artist in his family and has been taking forward the legacy of his family in specialized miniature art form. 

The Prime Minister said, “So many of our Punjabi brothers and sisters have made Canada their home and enriched it with their renowned vigour and entrepreneurial drive.”