Meet India’s five-year-old ‘Picasso’
Pune: Shorya Mahanot is only five-year-old but with his careless splashes of colour and strokes he has made many jaw-dropping paintings. The little genius even managed to impress renowned cartoonist RK Laxman, who gifted him an autographed brush. Inspired by his artist father and elder sisters, Shorya took to colours and wielded his first brush when he was just three-year-old. “One day my wife posted a painting on Facebook saying Shorya has made a good, abstract painting. I was in Mumbai at that time. I asked her if it was really made by Shorya and she said yes, of course. We then thought we should give Shorya more canvasses to paint,” said Shorya’s father, Aditya Singh Mahanot.