Dushanbe (Tajikistan), July 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday presented a specially commissioned miniature painting of the tomb of the 17th century Indian poet Abdul Qadir Bedil to Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon.
“Presented President Rahmon a specially commissioned miniature painting of the tomb of the 17th century Indian poet Abdul Qadir Bedil,” Prime Minister Modi said on twitter.
“Abdul Qadir Bedil is regarded as a master of Persian poetry, particularly in Tajikistan. Born in Patna, he was greatly influenced by Sufism.
16 books of poetry were written by Bedil. He died in Delhi, where his tomb Bagh-e-Bedil is located,” he added.
The miniature painting has been done by national award-winning Delhi-based artist Jai Prakash.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi and President Rahmon discussed measures to tap the rich potential in trade and commerce and to encourage joint ventures and investments between the two countries.
Prime Minister Modi, who is in Tajikistan on the last leg of his central Asian tour, was accorded a ceremonial welcome in Dushanbe today. He also laid a floral wreath at the Ismaili Somoni Monument in the Tajik capital. (ANI)