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Indian-origin art lover Ismail Mahomed conferred knighthood by French government

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Renowned art lover Ismail Mahomed of Indian Origin from South Africa has been conferred with Knighthood by French government.

  • He was granted with The Chevalier de Iordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Litrature ) by french Ambassdaor Elisabet Barbier at Johansberg in South Africa.

Indian-origin art lover Ismail Mahomed conferred knighthood by French government

The Order of Arts and Letters:

  • The Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des lettres) was established in 1957 to recognize the eminent writers and artists in the field of Arts.
  • It is recognizing the artists in France and throughout the world it is been honored three times annuallyunder Jurisdiction of Ministry of Culture and Communication.

Ismail Mahomed:

  • Ismail Mahomed is Director of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa.
  • He has received numerous other awards in his 30 year career including Merit Honor Award from US State Department’s Africa Bureau for consistent high Cultural Programming.