Hyderabad: Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development KT Rama Rao visited an exhibition of paintings by artist Sheikh Nafisa, a muscular dystrophy patient, here on Saturday.
Rao had a close look at the artworks of Nafisa at the ICCR Art Gallery, Ravindra Bharathi, and appreciated her creative endeavours despite suffering from a rare disorder. He spoke to the artist and assured her all the required support from the government and medical care from the doctors of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS).
The Minister instructed M Harikrisha, Director, Department of Culture, to immediately ensure pension facility that is offered to poor artists by the government to her.
The exhibition at ICCR Art Gallery showcase portraits of several prominent persons not only from the State but from across the globe as well. Nafisa, who had also done a portrait of Rao, presented the same to him on the occasion.