Eminent art historian and critic Brijinder Nath Goswamy passed away in Chandigarh on Friday morning. He was 90 years old.
Goswamy, a Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awardee, breathed his last at PGIMER in Chandigarh around 4:40 am after suffering from a long-term lung infection. He was cremated the same day at Sector 25 Crematorium. He is survived by his daughter Malavika Goswamy;
His wife, Karuna Goswamy, a fellow academic, passed away at the age of 80 in October 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. Her son Dr Apurva Goswamy passed away from the disease in April this year. Year of 58 years old.
Born on August 15, 1933 in Sargodha in undivided Punjab, Goswami completed most of his education in Hoshiarpur, where his father was posted as a judge. After Punjab University was relocated to Chandigarh, he moved to Chandigarh as a professor of history.
Professor Emeritus of Art History at the University, he has served as a visiting professor at various universities around the world. He was a role model to his students and was known for preferring his studies to qualified civil servants. He soon moved from history to the history of Indian art and went on to have an illustrious career at home and abroad.
He has written 27 acclaimed books on art, and his last book, The Indian Cat: Stories, Paintings, Poetry, and Proverbs, was published just a few days ago on October 24th. I did.
Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Punjab and Chief Magistrate of Chandigarh, expressed deep condolences over his death.
“Goswamy is a prominent figure in the field of art history. His dedication and scholarship as an art historian and art critic were unparalleled and left a lasting legacy that continues to inspire future generations. Dr. Goswamy The death of Dr. Goswami is an immense blow to the arts and culture of India. On this occasion, I extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of Dr. Goswami. May the Almighty God bless him on his passing. May God comfort the lost souls and give strength to those affected by this irreparable loss. May the memory of Dr. Goswami’s extraordinary life bring comfort to all who mourn his passing. May his contribution be always remembered and cherished.”