KATHMANDU : Pauva (Thanka) artist Gyankar Bajracharya passed away at his residence in Bhaktapur on Friday night at the age of 62.
The Pauva Art is a special kind of art with sentiments and veneration of the artists invoked through the medium of fabric. The art which started in Kathmandu Valley in the ancient times later spread to Tibet which later became famous as Thanka Art.
Bajracharya was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure since long. He was active in Pauva art for the past five decades. Bajracharya had returned home from hospital one week ago after a month long treatment.
He had been making preparation to organise a solo art exhibition soon, which was disrupted due to the Gorkha earthquake.