PM Modi gets hand-painted saree from Padma Shri awardee

12:01 PM Nov 14, 2021 | Team Udayavani |

Padma Shri awardee and acclaimed Bengal weaver Biren Kumar Basak presented Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a beautiful saree with his painting on it. PM Modi expressed his gratitude to Basak on Twitter, sharing a photo of the moment he was presented with the lovely gift.


“Shri Biren Kumar Basak belongs to Nadia in West Bengal. He is a reputed weaver, who depicts different aspects of Indian history and culture in his Sarees. During the interaction with the Padma Awardees, he presented something to me which I greatly cherish,” PM Modi tweeted.

Biren Kumar Basak shared his experience, saying that in the 1970s, he and his brother used to sell sarees door-to-door in Kolkata. Basak, who now has a turnover of roughly Rs 25 crore, has not forgotten his humble beginnings. He began his adventure with a single rupee and today employs at least 5,000 weavers.

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