Birmingham: British Indian entrepreneur Poonam Gupta has bought a painting depicting Virat Kohli’s IPL journey over 10 years for 2,90,000 pounds (approx Rs 2.4 crore).
The artist is Sasha Jaffrey and the art work was bought during a recent charity dinner organised by Virat Kohli’s foundation. Sasha is an internationally known painter and has collaborated with likes of David Beckham, M S Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh for their charities and pet causes.
“What I like about this young generation of Indian cricketers is that they are responsible and want to make a difference on and off the field,” said Poonam Gupta, CEO of Scotland-based PG Papers.
“Slavery has no place in this world and we need to stand up and do our bit. I am glad Virat has come forward against this evil and by buying this magnificent piece of art created by my favourite artist Sasha Jaffrey, I tick two boxes. I take a rare masterpiece to my home and also help this noble cause in my own way,” Gupta said.