Bangladesh News

Recently names of revered art collector couple Rajeeb and Nadia Samdani came up in the top 200 list prepared by ARTnews. ARTnews which has been documenting artworks since 1902, judged the Samdanis to be 151st on the list. The resplendent couple is among 23 new additions to the list for 2015 which includes Titanic star Leonardo de Caprio. Other iconic figures sharing the honour with the Samdanis include Lisa and John Pritzker, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert, Charles Saatchi and others. The Samdani couple is among only four of the list who are representing South Asia, with the other three spots taken by two from Taipei and one from Kuala Lumpur. ARTnews magazine dubbed the couple ‘prodigious collectors of art of their region’ who are also ‘avid supporters of it.’ The Samdani couple has ardently collected artworks by contemporary Bangladeshi artists and many reputed artists from India and Pakistan.