Ismail Mahomed conferred knighthood by French government

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An Indian-origin art lover and playwright Ismail Mahomed from South Africa has been knighted by the French government for his lifelong devotion to the promotion of arts. He was bestowed with Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature (The Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres) by French Ambassador Elisabet Barbier in Johannesburg. About Ismail Mahomed Presently, Ismail Mahomed is working as the Artistic Director of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. He has a long standing relationship with France and has brokered several collaborations between French and South Africa artists.