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.
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 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.