Admirer of Paul Raj Paintings

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Paul was born in Kodaikanal on 22 September 1914 and died on 2 October 1979. G D Arulraj was born in 1925 and died in June 1972 while visiting India. Arul worked at Laguna Beach in the 60's and 1970's. G D Thyagaraj might have been born in 1922 and I am told that he probably died sometime before 1981. He moved to northern India as a young man. I lived in India as a child and spent a lot of time in Calcutta. My mother purchased several paintings directly from Paul Raj while living in Madras and this got me interested in his works. I then discovered he had two brothers Arul Raj and Thyaga Raj who were both fantastic artists. I could not find much information on the internet so decided to set up my own blog. Subsequently a Facebook tribute site has also been created to the memory of the three brothers. Contact me at:

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

26 November 2014 - Madurai

I thought I better finish off my report of my trip to India last year.  I seemed to forget about it.

We arrived in Madurai an old city in southern India and we stayed in the Heritage Hotel which had been the compound of a textile company and had been converted to a hotel.  We were staying in a shared villa which was split up into about six rooms but it was still very large.  The grounds were full of trees and we had to watch out for mosquitoes.

The pool was sunken and looked like a tank with steps on all four sides.  There was also a very old (400 years) Banyan tree next to the main hotel building which was very large and full of ants!!!

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