Late filmmaker Guru Dutt’s sister and eminent painter Lalita Lajmi passed away on Monday, 13 February. She was 90 years old.
The news of her demise was announced by the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) on Twitter. “With Profound grief and sorrow NGMA, Mumbai, Ministry of Culture, Government of India shares the news of demise of veteran artist and printmaker Smt. Lalitha Lajmi who left for heavenly abode this morning(13.02.2023). Our Deepest Condolences. RIP.”
Over the decades, Lajmi has held several exhibitions at international art galleries in Paris, London and Holland. She was also part of Aamir Khan’s film ‘Taare Zameen Par’, which was released in 2007.
According to the National Gallery of Modern Art, her works “reflect the hidden tensions that exist between men and women, captured in the different roles they play. Yet, her women are not meek individuals, but assertive and individualistic, with a strong autobiographical element.”
Lalita Lajmi was born to a poet father and poly-linguistic writer-mother in Kolkata on October 17 in 1932.
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