"When I was 16, I joined my family in marble art. I learned the work from my uncle. Since childhood, I had this inclination toward the stone's exquisiteness and beauty."
"Hello, I am Imran Qureshi, and I'm from the mesmerizing city of Agra. My family has a very long association with the art of marble and other handicrafts. And the fact that Agra hosts one of the wonders of world – the Taj Mahal – has been an inspiration for many. While other family members were involved in marble art, my father was into carpet weaving and received a national award for his work. With my family crafting so many different types of work, I had the opportunity to choose my field of interest and I opted for marble crafting.
"When I was 16, I joined my family in marble art. I learned the work from my uncle. Since childhood, I had this inclination toward the stone's exquisiteness and beauty. I grew up seeing my uncles create wonderful and innovative designs. There are lots of talented people in Agra, and most of them work to keep alive the traditional art of the city. Our designs include coasters, vases and boxes featuring fine gemstone inlay, which has been admired by many.
"A lot of tourists come to Agra and we sell mostly to them. It is a great opportunity for us to be associated with Novica. I hope that our products will be appreciated far and wide."
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