Eminent painter and sculptor Paresh Maity is designing a Rs 100-crore Tagore-inspired real estate project at Santiniketan. 'Bonochhaya' which is being built near Visva Bharati university by Hiland Group will offer a veritable art walk through Maity's oeuvre, with sketchs, murals and installations all round for the residents. Stating that art is a fundamental aspect of the project, Maity said he hopes to pay tribute to Rabindranath Tagore who has deeply inspired him. "I plan to use a lot of locally available materials and showcase local talent in 'Bonochhaya' through large-size installations, murals etc.
This will be a one-of-its-kind project," he said. Nandu Belani, director of the Hiland Group, said the artist's vision will help transform the housing complex into a unique experience by adding aesthetic value to the environment. The project envisages setting up villas and row houses in a 12-acre community.