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Abhishek Poddar

Founder, MAP

Abhishek Poddar

Abhishek Poddar is a prominent collector and patron of the arts in India. He has been collecting art since high school and has created a significant collection of South Asian art, craft and antiquities, including modern and contemporary art and photography.

He is the force behind the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), in Bengaluru, where he serves as a trustee and to which he donated the initial leadership gift, as well as a substantial portion of the family’s art collection.

Besides serving on various boards and committees in India, Poddar also serves on the advisory committees of the India-Europe Foundation for New Dialogues, headquartered in Rome and on the Lincoln Centre Global Advisory Council.

He was named as one of Asia’s 2018 Heroes of Philanthropy by Forbes Magazine.