Artist Dinanath Bhargava who sketched National Emblem ‘Lion Capital of Ashoka’ dies at 89 in Madhya Pradesh

Bhargava had been suffering from cardiac ailments since the past ten years

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Lion Capital of Ashoka. Pixabay

Bhopal, December 25, 2016: A co-artist in the team that decorated the pages of the Constitution’s manuscript and sketched the national emblem ‘Lion Capital of Ashoka’, breathed his last at the age of 89 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

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Reportedly, Dinanath Bhargava had been suffering from cardiac ailments since the past ten years, mentioned PTI.

Sapekshi Bhargava, his daughter-in-law gave a statement to PTI that he passed away yesterday. She added, “He is survived by four children including two sons.”

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Bhargava, born on November 1, 1927 at Multai in the district of Betul in Madhya Pradesh and was selected by renowned painter Nandlal Bose, then the Principal of ‘Kala Bhavan Shanti Niketan’, in the team for designing the pages of the manuscript of the Indian Constitution.

At that time, Bhargava was pursuing a 3 year Diploma course in Fine Arts at Shanti Niketan.

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The Government of India adapted the national emblem of India on 26th January of the year 1950.

– prepared by Antara Kumar with PTI inputs. Twitter: @ElaanaC