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Nirav Modi-owned classics by VS Gaitonde, Raja Ravi Varma, Akbar Padamsee to go under hammer

Auctioneers say the sale is the first of its kind in a country where tax authorities have usually auctioned property, gold and luxury items, but not art.

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New Delhi Updated on: March 26, 2019 19:00 IST
Nirav Modi
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Nirav Modi

Tax officials of India will auction modern, pre-modern and contemporary paintings of fugitive businessman Nirav Modi worth over 63 crore.

Auctioneers say the sale is the first of its kind in a country where tax authorities have usually auctioned property, gold and luxury items, but not art.

The auction includes works by VS Gaitonde, Raja Ravi Varma and Akbar Padamsee.

Untitled oil on canvas by VS Gaitonde in 1973

India Tv - Untitled oil on canvas by VS Gaitonde

Untitled oil on canvas by VS Gaitonde

The Maharaja of Tranvnncore by Raja Ravi Varma in 1881

India Tv - The Maharaja of Tranvnncore by Raja Ravi Varma

The Maharaja of Tranvnncore by Raja Ravi Varma

Grey Nude by Akbar Padamsee in 1960

India Tv - Grey Nude by Akbar Padamsee

Grey Nude by Akbar Padamsee

The two art works by VS Gaitonde and Raja Ravi Varma have been collectively estimated at Rs 48 crore.

Nirav Modi fled the country last year and has been residing in the United Kingdom.

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