- Posted February 24, 2013 by
New Delhi, India
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Photo essays: Your stories in pictures
Last Supper in New Delhi
Da Vinci of New Delhi-Aurobindo Market
I was walking through Aurobindo Place Market near Green Park in New Delhi when something caught my eye. A man was sitting on the ground with a canvas leaning against a wall. He was painting what seemed like—I stopped in my tracks—yes, it was the Last Supper. This I had to see.
I stood there watching him paint. I asked him ‘isn’t that the scene from the Last Supper?’
He turned around and looked at me and said ‘yes.’
‘Are you a Christian?’ I asked.
‘No I paint these pictures to sell to people who visit the church.’ He said. He pointed to the church across the road. I looked across and saw the prominent board ‘Green Park Free Church. Diocese of Delhi. Church of North India.’
‘May I take pictures of your work?’
‘Sure’ he said and eagerly displayed his paintings and showed me photographs of other artistic works he had sold.
His name is Sudhakar Prasad and he ran away from his home in Uttar Pradesh to follow his dream of becoming a good painter. His village is near Benares, Azamgarh Zilla, village Kabutra. He has been in Delhi since 1986.
You can ring him up at 919899859371 if you want a copy of the Last Supper.