Knighthood to Indian-origin sculptor Anish Kapoor
Indian-origin sculptor Anish Kapoor has been honoured with knighthood, one of the highest honours in Britain, by Queen Elizabeth II in her birthday honours list 2013 for services to Visual Arts.
Twenty-four other people of Indian-origin have also been chosen for honours including Jasvinder Sanghera, founder, Karma Nirvana, for services to victims of forced marriage and honour-based violence. She is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
About Anish Kapoor:
Kapoor is regarded as one of the most influential and pioneering sculptors of his generation. He is widely known for his monumental public sculptures and his enigmatic sculptural forms that have been showcased all over the globe. He is also the first living British artist of Indian origin to take over the Royal Academy in 2009.