GAREEBA SINGH TEKAM

Gareeba Singh Tekam, the youngest brother of Narmada Singh Tekam and Kala Bai, was inspired by Jangarh Singh Shyam to take up painting as a profession. Jangarh encouraged him to continue painting, marvelling at his forms and colours. This was only silver lining in the hardship of Gareeba's life during those early days. Gareeba and his wife Prem Bai work at IGRMS, in the Museum of Mankind. They look after the gallery where Gareeba's painting of the seven Gond brothers, the youngest of whom became a Pardhan, is displayed. Since Gareeba himself is from the Pardhan community, the Gond priests, he has always been fascinated by the story.

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