OBITUARY: KHALIL IBRAHIM (1934-2018) Rustic and Enduring

By Ooi Kok Chuen

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Khalil Ibrahim and his East Coast Fishermen Series in acrylic.
IN THE SULTRY New Delhi heat, the ceaseless traffic of humanity below was a cacophony of protean colors in eternal flux. From a vantage point on top of the Red Fort, Khalil Ibrahim, ever cognisant of the changing light, deftly froze the scene, of figures wending their way around all kinds of vehicles on the street. Such was the finesse that he could pick out a figure from the top of the head or the instep or the derriere and...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.