The Absheron peninsula of Azerbaijan is today an industrial wasteland. But amidst the debris is a unique castle-like fire temple, Ateshgah, worshipped by Zoroastrians and Hindus both.
After more than 70 years artist Rustom Siodia’s works were put out on display at a Mumbai gallery. Who was this artist? And why was he so important that he was invited to paint an iconic mural at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. We piece together a ‘forgotten master’s’ story.