New Delhi: Mr Irshad Hussain Farooqi, a resident of Okhla calligrapher and wooden carving artist, was honored with the distinction of being the “Shilp Guru” i.e. Art Maestro last week.
In a special function held in the Rashtrapati Bhawan, President Pranab Mukherjee confirmed the distinction to him along with 9 other Shilp Gurus of the year.
The program was organized on 9th December under the auspices of Ministry of Textiles.
Mr Farooqi received a gold medal, certificate and Rs 2,00,000 in cash from the ministry.