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Rajya Sabha MP Jogen Chowdhary, Prof Emeritus of Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan and former Keeper (Art) at Rashtrapati Bhavan (1972-87) was invited to be the inaugural artist to stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan under the In-Residence Scheme for Writers and Artists. Several paintings by Chowdhary already form part of Rashtrapati Bhavan’s art collection. Chowdhary stayed at Rashtrapati Bhavan for 14 days from August 4, 2014.