Blood painter Gautam Bardhan awarded
Popularly known as blood painter amongst the natives, Gautam Bardhan who has been drawing 97 sketches and pictures till date by using own blood on different occasions was awarded prestigious 'Avantika Rastriya Sadbhawana Samman at Hindi Bhawan, Bishnu Digambar Marg, Delhi on October 9, 2009. The award was presented to him by the 'Avantika' a group of contemporary artists and intellectuals, in a function in presence of President of India, Padmashree G P Chopra, Kapil Sibal, Union Minister of Human Resources, and many other dignitaries. It should be mentioned here that Bardhan is the principal of Priya Sava Art College, South Hill Colony, Lumding in Nagaon district.
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