Born in 1935, Kolkata, Sakti Burman did his graduation in painting from Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata in 1956. He went on to study at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris and was awarded the Prix des Etrangers by this institution. He has also received the Silver Medal at the Salon de Montmorency and an award from the town of LIsle-Adam. He has held several solo shows and also participated in major group shows across India and abroad which include V International Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; Paris Biennale, France. His works, along with those of Picasso, Chagall, and Miro were exhibited in Japan in 1997. He was invited to participate in Sigmund Freud's Interpretation of Dreams, an exhibition organised by the University Art Museum, Binghamton, New York, at the Historisches Museum, Vienna in 2000. Several publications and illustrations have been released on his works including a book on his work and life Sakti Burman - Dreamers on the Ark has been published in 2001 and the most recently released is the portfolio of Monographs by Lalit Kala Akademi, 2007. He lives and works in Paris.