Male, Deceased Person
1928 – 2007
Who was V. Balu?
Dr. V. Balu was an internationally known artist from Bangalore, India. He worked with paper collages and had toured the world for the past 25 years promoting Peace through art. His ASK initiative had allowed people of different ages and cultures to experience the power of art and the role of each individual in promoting peace. He had also written seven books on peace including works for children.
Since 1982, he has been going round the world, sharing his thoughts on “inner peace” and the “role of individuals in global peace” with individuals and groups. The media in different parts of the world have dubbed his work a “one man global peace mission through art” and “a one man brigade for inner peace”. Places where V.Balu had programs comprise inter alia the Dag Hammerskjold Auditorium of the U.N and the Headquarters of the UNESCO in Paris. He has given peace presentations to different target audiences in Belgium, Berlin, Mexico; Ontario, Montreal & Toronto in Canada; Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide in Australia; Auckland in New Zealand; Colombo in Sri Lanka; Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE; Durban, Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg and Cape Town in South Africa and several centers in India.
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- Dec 6, 1928
- Sep 13, 2007
on July 23, 2013