Talented girl artist-fades so early

A village home in coastal Karnataka
A village home in coastal Karnataka | Source

Tribute to a little girl

This 98th hub of mine is being presented to my friends Mr.Sachidananda and his wife Mrs. Malathi,Who have lost their loving and talented daughter Aparna, nine and a half years ago. I got acquaitnted with this family very recently, and at the very first visit itself, I got struck by the bereavement they are experiencing by the loss of their dear daughter who was a girl studying in 11th standard but who had already carved her name as a promising painter artist having exhibited her paintings in local art exhibitions.

That was K.APARNA!

Aparna, a soft faced, smooth talking girl was born on June 3rd 1982,in South canara district,in coastal karnataka.Her parents are well educated and highly cultured. Mr. Sachidananda, an engineer in Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Factory,near Suratkal,Mangalore .Mrs.Malathi,a graduate in science takes all care of home and encourages her children in their persuit of knowledge and talents.This couple had two children-Aparna and Akash. Both are talented, fun loving and studious.But now, alas,only Akash has remained!

Aparna, who had heart ailment since her childhood,was interested in music. But as her heart problem didn't allow her to practice music, she divreted her mind towords painting and showed greater interest in oil painting. Mr. Lakshmi narayan, an artist living in the local area-Hosabettu, near Suratkal,offered his coaching to this little girl.who was running her 10th year of age then. She sincerely attended classes at his home and continued it till some weeks prior to the day when death laid its icy hands on this blossoming bud.

Aparna was a science student in school. After her 10th standard( which is the school final class in many parts of india,) she chose science for her special studies. Her youger brother Akash ,who was younger to her by four years, was also well at studies and both were like two eyes of the couple. Now only one has remained. Aparna breathed her last on june 24th, 2001.

Aparna's paintings were exhibited in art shows in the local towns and schools. They were appreciated by visiters and print media.At such younger age, she could create effective symbols and use suitable paints befitting the theme.Her brother Akash is also talented at painting and he has published these paintings in his own blog at www.akashpaintings/blogspot.com .

Herewith I am publishing some of the paintings by Our beloved Aparna, whom I had never seen, as a tribute to a talent who would have definitely reached greater heights, had only time permitted her. Along with paintings, i am publishing her photoes also, with the kind permission of her parents.

This is one more example of talents spread among simple living folk in India.

 Oil painting of a monument porch
Oil painting of a monument porch | Source
Kargil war-oil painting by Aparna.Symbolical
Kargil war-oil painting by Aparna.Symbolical | Source
 water color painting by Aparna
water color painting by Aparna | Source
 oil painting -three hrses. Aparna titled it 'Speed' .Orange color dominates . Moving horses represent the moving life,competition, and the force that drives the life. The style of dipicting the horses is much different from the style of M.F.Hussain
oil painting -three hrses. Aparna titled it 'Speed' .Orange color dominates . Moving horses represent the moving life,competition, and the force that drives the life. The style of dipicting the horses is much different from the style of M.F.Hussain | Source
The evening sea-Oil painting. observe the hormony of colors
The evening sea-Oil painting. observe the hormony of colors
Dancing Ganesha-an Indian god.A collage painting  in oil.See how the moving effect could be experienced.
Dancing Ganesha-an Indian god.A collage painting in oil.See how the moving effect could be experienced.
K.Aparna the bud nipped so early, by the cruel time!
K.Aparna the bud nipped so early, by the cruel time!
Smiling Aparna-one year prior to her death-in her 17th year
Smiling Aparna-one year prior to her death-in her 17th year
The little talent-with her parents, at her sweet home.
The little talent-with her parents, at her sweet home.
 Akash, younger brother of Aparna, the only  surviving hope of his parents . An engineer now, he is working in Bangalore.
Akash, younger brother of Aparna, the only surviving hope of his parents . An engineer now, he is working in Bangalore.
 Cock fight-another oil painting by Aparna
Cock fight-another oil painting by Aparna

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Comments 17 comments

pangannaya 5 years ago

Mr. Jain, I think it is not correct on my part to make a qualitative comment on this hub as I am an involved person. I am making this comment only to thank you for publishing these photos in your hub pages so that it comes to the attention of many more viewers.

Thank you sir.

Sachidananda


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prasadjain 5 years ago from Tumkur Author

Indeed, it is gives a feeling of satisfaction to introduce an young talent like her, to the larger community if the world. But it is also sad to tell the world that she is no more.But bitter truths are to be borne.She is immortal in the hearts of those who know her, either personally or through her paintings.You know well the first line of the song sung by Purandara dasa-'the messengers of Yama have least mercy'.


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cceerpp 5 years ago from Ghana

Very touching story. May she rest in peace. Amen.


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prasadjain 5 years ago from Tumkur Author

Thank you friend.O too wish the same


prashanth 5 years ago

gd pictures really good once


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

She was so gifted. God Bless You.


Suhan Jain 5 years ago

Very touching story...Great talent never fades.


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prasadjain 5 years ago from Tumkur Author

Thank you Mr.Suhan. We too wish the same


vathsala30 5 years ago

Really it is very touching. I sincerely pray for her soul to rest in peace. I strongly feel that God should not be so cruel to pluck this tender flower


LAHOREEE 5 years ago

It made me cry. May Lord put her soul in heaven. Great pics how would be the paintings. the choice of colours and lines is exquisite. Thanks for telling about Aparna.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

I am sure that she is looking at us with a big smile as she raeds this and our comments.

A beautiful hub for a beautiful girl.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Sally's Trove 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

This is a beautiful tribute to an amazing young woman. Although nothing will ever fill her parents' loss at her passing, the world has gained a moment of beauty through the words, paintings, and photos you published. Thank you.


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Sally's Trove 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Unfortunately, the link to Akash's blog does not seem to be working:

www.akashpaintings/blogspot.com


malathi sachidananda 5 years ago

dear dr jain, i have seen all the comments. thanks. madam sally trove says that the blog www.akashpaintings.blogspot is not working. .com . but it is working. i have seen it just now. pl inform madam sally about this and convey my thanks


malathi sachidananda 5 years ago

in that blog www. is not there. only http//akashpaintings.blogspot.com


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prasadjain 5 years ago from Tumkur Author

Thanks to you all


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Vonnavie Sanchez 5 years ago

Her paintings are amazing. Very talented young lady.

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