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Karni Singh Jasol: A Heritage Conservationist’s Life Cut Short

The director of Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Museum Trust died in an accident earlier this year. In his short life, he left an indelible mark in the area of museology and heritage conservation and promotion in India 

As a passionate museologist, Karni Singh Jasol had a multi-dimensional approach to heritage restoration and conservation. Photo: Neil Greentree

Those who knew Karni Singh Jasol, the late director of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, are acutely aware of the gap that he left behind when he died in a road accident in April this year. Deeply attached to the museum in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Jasol worked for the trust for 23 of his 49 years of life, during which he made noteworthy contribution to its conservation, image building and higher visibility.