Mamata Banerjee the supremo of All India Trinamool Congress AITC is now a well known painter too. Her paintings on exhibition were sold in less than a week for over 2 crore rupees. The painting that was sold for the highest amount is Banglar Maa. It is sold for 12 lakh rupees. As Mamata Banerjee said this exhibition is for raising fund for her party. After the overwhelming response from people she said that more of her paintings will come very soon for exhibition.
“The response has been overwhelming, people from all walks of life are showing interest,” said Gallery 88 owner Supriya Banerjee where the exhibition were held.
Banglar Maa (Mother of Bengal) the painting that was sold for 12 lakh rupees.
Mamata Banerjee started this painting when Sachin Tendulkar got out in cricket world cup final agains Sri Lanka, and finished this when MS Dhoni hit the final six and India won the World cup.
The paintings were highly appreciated by painters like Shuvaprasanna and Sameer Aich, dance exponent Amala Shankar and singer Dwijen Mukherjee.
The buyers of Mamata Banerjee’s painting include industrialist Harsh Neotia, Jay Mehta, co-owner of IPL franchisee Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), and Jagmohan Dalmiya, the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
The exhibition was named 25 hours a day, and this name really tells so much about her. How she manages to do so much in day is surprising.
In my knowledge there is no such politician or social activist who is so much active like her. She already wrote about 10 books.
She sold 127 paintings in this exhibition and above all she is the person who alone is the biggest thread for CPIM.