Monday, September 16, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar: 'Perceptions' of the maestro by artist Gayatri Viswanath

Twenty-three-year-old former visual arts student Gayatri Viswanath got the opportunity to present the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with a painting she made on the occasion of his felicitation for scoring 100 international centuries by the Sports Journalists'Association of Mumbai (SJAM). Jaideep Vaidya caught up with Gayatri following the event.

Artist Gayatri Viswanath (left) giving a fleeting explanation of her art after presenting it to God Of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar (right). Partly seen behind the work of art are SJAM President Chandrashekar Sant and badminton legend Nandu Natekar. Photo Credit: Abhijit Banare.

It’s not often that you get to meet a legend like Sachin Tendulkar. Chances are even lesser that you get to share the same stage with him. It's quite a rarity, as a common (wo)man, that you would ever get the opportunity to converse with him. And it's an outright one-in-a-billion occurring that you would get to present a personal gift to him.