First Foreign ‘Artist In-Residence’ in Rashtrapati Bhavan

IAS Prelims 2023

Well-known painter and freedom fighter Shahabuddin Ahmed of Bangladesh will be the first foreign artist to live in Rashtrapati Bhavan as a guest of President Pranab Mukherjee.

He will stay as an Artist In-Residence from February 18 to 22.

The ‘In-Residence’ programme was launched by President Mukherjee on December 11, 2013 with the aim of providing Writers and artists an opportunity to stay at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Shahabuddin is a celebrated international artist whose Works are exhibited around the world and include recurring portraits of Gandhiji and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.