Mumbai: In the demise of famous Warli artist Padmashri Jiva Soma Mhase we have lost a strong votary and proponent of Warli art and culture who have taken this art to international fora, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis while paying tributes to the great artist.
In his condolence message the Chief Minister said that late Mhase took the Warli art of Palghar to the international level unfolding various levels of this art and culture. Today Warli art is well known and has become a medium of expression of tribal art and culture. The contribution of Mhase family is well-known for this.
The government has recognized the contribution of Mhase by presenting him the Padmashri award and the awards he won in his lifetime show the greatness of this artist, the Chief Minister said.