Hiland group to invest Rs.100 crs for Tagore inspired project at Shanti-niketan

From ET Realty

Kolkata-based real estate major HILAND GROUP is tying up with one of India’s best-known artists, Paresh Maity, to set up Bonochhaya, a Rs 100-crore signature Tagore-inspired real estate project at Shanti-niketan.
The project envisages setting up villas and row houses in a 12-acre gated community. It is situated on the main Ilambazar-Shanti-niketan Road just a few kilometers from Visva Bharati and is adjacent to BITM. In the first phase, the project will have 35 exclusive villas and 167 row houses which will cost between Rs 30 lakh to Rs 55 lakh.

“This is the country’s first project in which an artist of Paresh Maity’s stature will be directly involved in the conceptualization and aesthetics. Inhabitants of Bonochhaya will be able to enjoy the artist’s creative vision with installations and shared spaces showcasing unique works of art,” said Mr Nandu Belani, Director of the Hiland Group.

“Shanti-niketan is in my blood. Art is a fundamental aspect of Bonochhaya. I have been deeply inspired by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and I hope to pay tribute to the genius in his own land in my own way – through my art. I plan to use a lot of locally available materials and showcase local talent in Bonochhaya through large-size installations, murals etc. This will be a one-of-its-kind project,” said Paresh Maity.

For connoisseurs, Bonochhaya will offer a veritable art walk through Paresh Maity’s oeuvre, with sketches that adorn the area around the name Bonochhaya, and murals and installations all round for residents to enjoy. Maity’s Tagore-inspired creations will give the residents company in the sitting areas. A treat for the senses, these paintings and sculptures will make Bonochhaya unique in every sense and thrill art lovers and create a rich cultural environment.

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