Seen from left to right : Shri Nanik Rupani, Shri Bikas Bhattacharya, Shrimati Sonia Gandhi, President Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, Vice-President, Shri K.R. Narayanan, Prime Minister, Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao, and Hon'ble Speaker Shri Shivraj Patil.

The portrait which was to adorn the hallowed walls of the Central Hall of Parliament must necessarily be perfect, hence no stone was left unturned to ensure that the portrait was painted by none other than the best. Shri Bikash Bhattacharya, the renowned Painter hailing from Calcutta was therefore, specially selected to paint this work of art.