Alka Raghuvanshi passes away: Friends remember the author, journalist, art critic, and curator

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Art critic, author and journalist Dr Alka Raghuvanshi passed away in New Delhi on May 26, weeks after being diagnosed with pneumonia. She was 60. (Source: Alka Raghuvanshi/Instagram)

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Dr Raghuvanshi was India’s first trained art curator who had trained at the Goldsmiths College, London and the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford. (Source: Alka Raghuvanshi/Instagram)

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Her death came as a shock, and many took to social media to pay tributes on her passing away. Kuchipudi dancer Kaushalya Reddy took to Facebook and said: “Was dumbstruck when I heard my birthday friend Alka Raghuvanshi has departed this world… Dear friend who am I going to call on 4th of April to say same to you… You will be greatly missed dear…. RIP Aum Shanti!”

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Actor Rajesh Tailang was one of the firsts to express, “And Alka didi also left… The desire to hug you remained… The last conversation that became…. Lots of hugs didi. You will be missed.” he said. He also recalled the last conversation with the renowned art curator. (Source: Alka Raghuvanshi/Instagram)

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Dr aghuvanshi with her metaphoric guru, MS Subbulakshmi. (Source: mssubbulakshmifan/Instagram)

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Her husband, Manoj Raghuvanshi, also shared, “Sadly, Alka Raghuvanshi, my first wife, my best friend, left us today.” (Source: Manoj Raghuvanshi/Facebook)

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Artist Rouble Nagi also expressed grief, “Om Shanti! I am gonna miss you. RIP Love u! #Guru. (Source: Rouble Nagi/Facebook)

 

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Dr Raghuvanshi was also a curator of saris and loved celebrating Indian handloom. (Source: Alka Raghuvanshi/Instagram)

 

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In her career in arts that spanned more than 30 years, she wrote two books that documented a generation of artists that shaped Indian’s artistic heritage. The books were titled “A Moment in Time with Legends of Indian Arts” and “Pathfinders: Artistes of One World”.

Source: https://indianexpress.com/

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