France bestows “Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters” on Prshant Lahoti
Ambassador of France to India, Mr. François Richier confers the award of the “Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters” on Mr. Prshant Lahoti.
H.E. Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India gave away the award to Mr Lahoti at the ceremony organized at the Taj Falaknuma Palace on Tuesday, the 22nd of January 2013.
Mr Lahoti owns Kalakriti art gallery in Hyderabad, a gallery that showcases works of artists from around the world. He also organises Krishnakriti festival of Art and Culture, an annual festival in memory of his father late Mr Krishnachandra B Lahoti.
Kalakriti Art Gallery was among the first to partner the maiden edition of Bonjour India festival. He has been invited to France for a sojourn of meetings with prestigious cultural institutions and has participated in privileged exchanges and encounters at the FIAC international contemporary art fair in Paris.
Krishnakriti Foundation offers scholarships to Indian youth to study art and design in France’s grandes écoles.
Among the other earlier recipients of the honour from India, a few are Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachan, Sivaji Ganesan, M. Balamuralikrishna, Ritu Beri and Nandita Das.
Mr. Lahoti was accompanied by his family and friends at the ceremony.
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