Miniature Painting titled Guru Nanak Dev: painted by Virendra Bannu, a Jaipur-based artist
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 April 2015 gifted a miniature painting titled Guru Nanak Dev to Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper. Modi was on an official visit to Canada from 14 April to 16 April 2015.
The miniature paintings composition that shows Guru Nanak Dev with his two disciples Bhai Mardana and Bhai Bala, sitting beside him is painted in the traditional Indian miniature style. It is painted on handmade paper with mineral colours and carries background of pristine landscape which adds to the tranquility around the painting encased in intricately painted borders.
The painting is the work of Virendra Bannu, a Jaipur-based artist, who is the seventh generation artist in his family. Bannu has been taking forward the legacy of his family in specialized miniature art form.