Man behind 'Lion Capital of Ashoka' dies at 89 in Indore

The man behind the design of the national emblem - 'Lion Capital of Ashoka' and decoration of the pages of Constitution's manuscript died at the age of 89 in Indore yesterday. Dinanath Bhargava, a co-artist
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India TV News Desk Bhopal December 25, 2016 22:06 IST

The man behind the design of the national emblem - 'Lion Capital of Ashoka' and decoration of the pages of Constitution's manuscript died at the age of 89 in Indore yesterday.

Dinanath Bhargava, a co-artist in the team that sketched the national emblem was suffering from cardiac ailments since past decade, family sources said.

His daughter-in-law Sapekshi Bhargava told PTI that he breathed his last yesterday. "He is survived by four children including two sons. Elder son is living in Germany," she added.

Born on November 1, 1927 at Multai in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh, Mr Bhargava was chosen by noted painter Nandlal Bose (then the Principal of Kala Bhavan Shanti Niketan) in the group for designing the pages of the Indian Constitution's manuscript.

Mr Bhargava, who was in early 20s, was pursuing 3-year Diploma in Fine Arts at Shanti Niketan at that time, the family informed.

(With inputs from PTI)

 
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