Artist Profile


Born in Bombay. 1969-84 Managing Committee Member, Bombay Art Society, Bombay. 1975-77 Chairrnan of the Artists Centre, Bombay. 1975-84 President, Bombay Art Society, Bombay. Managing Committee Member, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. Examiner for the Degree in Fine Arts, University of Bombay, Bombay. Jury Member, Bombay Art Society, Mysore Art Association, Artists Centre, Nasik Kala Niketan, The Bombay Arts a Sports Society, World Wild Life Society and for many other art organisations. Painted portraits of national leaders and eminent personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Pandit Nehru, Dr. Ambedkar, Mahatma Phule, Namdar Gokhale, Hon. Justice Ranade, Dr. Rajagopalachari, Sir Phirojshah Mehta, President Dr. Rajendra Prasad, President Dr. Venkat Raman, President Sanjeeva Reddy, President Zail Singh, Hon. Indira Gandhi, Hon. Morarji Desai, Hon. Rajeev Gandhi, Hon. Rabindranath Tagore, Dr. C.V. Raman, H.H. Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad of Baroda, Heads of the other former


  • Studied Fine Arts under Prof. S.L. Haldankar, Bombay and Prof. Martin Latuterburg, Bern.
  • Studied Portrait Painting under renowned British Master Late Sir Charls Dugdale, London.


  • Had several exhb. in Bombay, New Delhi, Calcutta, Rome, Bern, Pans, Edinbura, London, Bangkok and Oman.


  • Central and State Governments.
  • Universities and Educational Institutions.
  • Business and Industry Houses.
  • Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • Consulates and renowned public and private art collections in India and abroad.


  • 1937 Silver Medal, Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta.
  • 1941 Gold Medal, Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta.
  • 1985 Silver Plaque, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi.
  • 1989 Invited to nominate a candidate for the Ramon Magsaysay Award, by the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, Manila.
  • 1999 Felicitated by Vasai Vikasini.
  • Featured in "Who`s Who in India" among important personalities.
  • Many other coveted award, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Simla Fine Art Society, Mysore Fine Art Exhb., Bombay Art Society etc.