Michael Postel

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Michael Postel
Born
France
OccupationPharmacologist
Art collector
Years activeSince 1949
Known forMusée Asiatica
Awards Padma Shri

Michael Postel is a French pharmacologist, Buddhist and art collector, known for his contribution of the art collections to Musée Asiatica, a Biarritz-based museum dedicated to Chinese and Indian art. [1] He is the founder president of Franco-Indian Pharmaceuticals, a drug manufacturing company set up in 1949, [2] which has now grown into pharmaceutical conglomerate. [3] Postel, who reached India in 1949 on business related to his pharmaceutical company, started collecting Indian art and, over the years, gathered a collection of over 1600 pieces. [4] Later, he donated his entire collection to Musee Asiatica. [1] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2016, for his contributions to Art. [5]

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