THE MANY SIKH FRIENDS OF M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI
LOVING PUNJABI BROTHERS IN ART AND LITERATURE
Around 1920 M.A. Rahman Chughtai got typhoid fever and a stage came when all hope was being lost. It was suggested that he should go to Kashmeer for recovery. In Simla a Sikh Doctor used to come on horseback to treat him. Later on it was found that the Sikh Doctor was instructed by Bhai Vir Singh to treat Abdur Rahman Chughtai. In Simla a meeting of Sikh friends took place, which included Joginder Singh, Dr Thakur Singh, and Sunder Singh Majeetha in praise of the Art of M.A. Rahman Chughtai.
In 1951 Jawahar Lal Nehru instigted the publication of CHUGHTAI INDIAN PAINTINGS. Sardar Kashmira Singh of Khalsa College Amritsar wrote an introduction to it. A beautiful analysis of his works.
Without going into details right now, suffice that in the advent of M.A. Rahman Chughtai struggle for Art his Sikh Punjabi friends were hand in hand with him. We praise their love for the artist. More later!
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Ishwar Singh chitarkar looks like a royal Maharajah of Punjab.
My dear Arif Rahman Chughtai,
Very many thanks for remembering my late father Ishwar Chitarkar. He was a humanist in everything he wrote and painted. He celebrated his profound sentiments, love and thoughts for all the humanity around him in his creative works and in his actions. I agree with you that in this sense he was a Maharajah of his own world.
With my warmest affections and best thoughts to you and your family.
Thank you Tarun, yari goes beyond generations.
Dear veer ji Its a Great tribute to legendary artist,painter,poet, and prose writer Ishwar Chitarkar ( our respected father)Chughtai Sahib loved me too much and often wrote to me in Urdu that he will waite for us in Lahore. Ustad and Shagird friendship was amazing.I vistited Chughtai Museum in 2005 with my husband Jatinder Singh ji. U revived my Unforgettable memories. Thanks.
Love and regards and salam to you all
Welcome all the time in coming generations too. Piyar chalta rahta hai.
Salam Sir, I have found the information on your blog extremely useful. I am researching on the history of the Mayo School for a long time and found the contributions of AR Chughtai as phenomenal. Thank you for your critical posts!