About Sobha SinghSir Sobha Singh is a legendary artist in Sikh community. His paintings of Sikh gurus are most famous. He was born on 29th November, 1901 at Sri Hargobindpur, Gurdaspur in the family of a Ramgharia Soldier named S. Deva Singh. He himself server british army in baghdad and mesopotamia . After independence, he came to Himachal. In 1949, he settled at Andretta near Palampur in Kangra Valley.
Sobha Singh’s Art Gallery is one of the noted attractions of the city Palampur, which showcases the artistic endeavours of Sir Sobha Singh, a famous contemporary painter. He learnt and mastered painting by self practice. This gallery is situated at a distance of 12 km from Palampur.Sir Sobha Singh painted numerous paintings exerting prime focus on Sikh gurus. His portrait of Guru Nanak, which he painted in 1969 on the occasion of the 500th birth anniversary of the guru, is believed by most people to be closest to the visage of Guru Nanak. The painting of Sohni-Mahiwal, dating back to 1940’s, placed in the gallery is the prime attraction for the tourists. The painting of Heer-Ranjha is also appreciated by visitors.One can also find the paintings of people of the Gaddi tribe with the Dhauladhar Ranges in the background. Portraits of Indian heroes and leaders painted by Sir Sobha Singh including that of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri, among others are a part of the collection displayed in the gallery.
Famous Paintings by Sobha Singh