New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): A portrait of the legendary Indian Air Force figure and a national icon, Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, was unveiled by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik.
The Indian Air Force Chief unveiled the portrait on Monday today evening at the Akash Air Force Officers' Mess.
Marshal Arjan Singh (93), the only living five star chief of the armed forces, said that it is just the recognition of the work done for the Air Force for the past many decades.
Speaking on the occasion, Air Chief Marshal Naik said: "It is a special privilege as the Marshal is the only five star official amongst all the three services at the present moment. He is an icon and his exploits for the Indian Air Force are very well known."
"It is privilege to have his picture in the Akash Mess, which is a special Air Force Mess. So that's the significance of this particular unveiling," he added.
The evening was graced by the who's who of Delhi glitterati, wanting to be a part of this momentous occasion.
Sanjay Bhattacharyya, who is a renowned painter and holds a diploma in Fine Arts from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata, has painted the portrait of the Marshal.
Bhattacharyya is a painter of repute not only in India but also abroad. His artistic works are not only displayed in Rashtrapati Bhavan, but also can be seen in Parliament House, India House London, the World Bank, The Taj, The Oberoi and many other distinguished institutions.
He has now associated himself with the Air Force by painting the portrait of Marshal Arjan Singh. (ANI)