Art by British artist Sacha Jafri bought by Scottish-Indian entrepreneur.
British Indian entrepreneur Poonam Gupta bought a painting depicting Virat Kohli’s IPL journey over 10 years for 2,90,000 pounds (approx Rs.2.4 crore).
The painting by award-winning British painter Sacha Jafri, went on sale during a recent charity dinner (held at the Royal Armory Club in London), which was organised by the Virat Kohli Foundation that supports underprivileged children.
Virat himself left his handprint in blue on the painting.
“What I like about this young generation of Indian cricketers is that they are responsible and want to make a difference on and off the field. I am very connected to the cause taken up by Virat. By buying this magnificent piece of art created by my favourite artist Sacha Jafri, I tick two boxes. I take a rare masterpiece home and also help this noble cause in my own way,” Poonam Gupta is the CEO of Scotland-based company PG Papers.
Just to clarify the painting I bought was for £290k not £2.9mn. Some mix up with the numbers. @imVkohli.
— Poonam Gupta OBE (@p_gupta01) June 13, 2017
In the past, Mr. Jafri has collaborated with the likes of David Beckham, M.S. Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh for their charities and social work.