Bhopal:Culture, Public Relations and Mineral Resources Minister Shri Laxmikant Sharma released two book written by Padmashri Vaman Thakre here today. Speaking on the occasion, the Culture Minister said that Shri Vaman Thakre has brightened the name of Madhya Pradesh at national and international levels through his excellent photography. He exhorted the young photographers to take advantage of Shri Vaman Thakre’s experience.As many as 60 photographs have been included in Shri Thakre’s book ‘Photo and Photographer’. These awarded and much talked about photographs are the result of 50 years of his service to photography with devotional zeal. The book has been published by Photographic Society of India.
The book also contains photo portraits taken on the insistence of chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Presidents of India apart from those of old rural people. It also contains the photograph which had won 98 prizes and awards at the national and international levels. This picture has been published under the caption ‘THEY WORK TOGETHER’. Another book released today was ‘Mein: Vaman Thakre-Atmakatha:’ (I: Vaman Thakre-an autobiography) which contains articles written by important writers since 1960 till now on Shri Vaman Thakre’s art.
Shri Vaman Thakre has been bestowed Padmashri in 2007 for his artistic photography by government of India. Shri Vaman Thakre has retired from service while serving as Joint Director, Panchayat and Social Welfare Department.