Saturday, July 22, 2017

Air India loot: Jatin Das' missing painting miraculously resurfaces

New Delhi: On July 5th, India Today had reported that a painting, 'Flying Apsara', made by eminent painter Jatin Das for Air India in 1991 had gone missing from the airline's archives. Das had stumbled upon information that the painting made exclusively for the national carrier, had reached the open market.
The "missing" painting now has miraculously resurfaced.
A mysterious package arrived at Air India's head office, Airlines House, in New Delhi a week after Das raised a stink about the missing painting.
This unnamed package contained the same said painting that Das had made for Air India. It was rolled up and delivered in a damaged condition.
Air India immediately tried to trace back the sender. The courier, unfortunately, had been sent from an address in Gurugram that turned out to be fictitious.
After India Today had highlighted the art loot, that appeared to be a larger malaise than the case of one missing painting, Air India had set up an internal enquiry committee to look into the matter.
21/07/17 Poulomi Saha/India Today