Artist Profile


Born in Punjab. 1953-55 Long silence and meditations in remote temples in Himalaya and Tibet. 1963-65 Worked as free-lance artist. 1966 Travelled to East Africa and onward to Europe and North America. 1966-70 Lived and worked as painter, Zurich and Paris. 1979 Tantra- The Ancient Art of Energy, TV 2, Sweden. 1980 Journey into Silence, documentary film by Doordarshan was made on him. 2004 Established Gyan Stumbh-Stupa, for spiritual learning and practice, Phagwara Punjab.


Formal education, Punjab University, Punjab. 1946 Initiation in Yoga, Tantra, dance and music by Guru Bhikham Giri. 1955-60 Masters Degree in Fine Arts, Govt. College of Art, Simla.


1963 Exhb. Punjab University, Chandigarh. 1964 Exhb., Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi. 1965 Exhb., AIFACS, New Delhi. 1965 Solo exhb., Kumar Gallery, New Delhi. 1966 Exhb., Paa Ya Paa Gallery, Nairobi. 1966 Exhb., New Stanley Gallery, Nairobi. 1966 Exhb., Galerie Romain Louis, Brussels. 1967 Exhb., La Formiere Galerie, Zurich. 1967 Exhb., Galerie Arlequin, Zurich. 1967 Exhb., Galerie Junge Generation, Vienna. 1967 Exhb., WDK Galerie, Zielona Gora. 1968 Exhb., Galerie Stenzel, Munich. 1968 Exhb., Galerie Musarion, Basel. 1968 Exhb., Gladsaxe Kunstkreds, Copenhagen. 1969 Salon International Paris, Paris. 1969 Exhb., Commonwealth Institute, London. 1969 Exhb., Compedium Gallery, London. 1970 Punjab University Fine Art Museum, Chandigarh. 1970, 77, 80, 94 Exhb., Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi. 1970 Exhb., Anthony Mellor Gallery, Huddersfield. 1971 Exhb., Galerie Rubin & Magnussen, Copenhagen. 1972 Exhb., Essex 3 Art Gallery, Los Angeles. 1972 Exhb., P


National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. State Museum, Chandigarh. Punjab University, Chandigarh. Punjab University, Patiala. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. Slupsk Museum of Modern Art, Slupsk. Bodo Glaub Museum, Kln. Heinrich Bll, Kln. Robert Thurmans collection, New York. Hitachi Capital collection, New York. Pierre Jeanneret collection, Paris. Mulk Raj Anand collection, Mumbai. Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.


  • 1968 National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1982 IAPAA Award, Toronto.


1960-63 Taught art at postgraduate level, Punjab. Conducted intensive courses in advance meditation and Tantra. Conducted international workshops on Aesthetics and Metaphysics.