Born on 2 December 1941, Mayurbhanj Odisha, has been painting for 50 years, and has held over 55 one-man exhibitions both in India and abroad and has participated in numerous national and international shows and artist camp. He is a Padam Bhushan recipient. In a career spanning over five decades, his work has been part of several public and private collections in India and abroad. Most notably he has done several murals and sculpture installation including 67”x7’ large mural at Parliament /House entitled “Mohnejodaro to Mahatama Gandhi” commissioned by the Parliament of India on the occasion of 50 years of India Independence.
He studied at JJ School of Arts and primarily uses oil, watercolour, ink, and conte’. He has lectured extensively innumerable art and architectural colleges and museums, on contemporary and traditional forms, and act as an advisor to many government and private art and cultural bodies. In addition to charitable donations locally and internationally, the artist actively led the relief and rehabilitation work of a village in Orissa after the super cyclone in 1999. He lives and works in New Delhi.