Born: Rawalpindi (now in Pakistan) -1946



  • First Class first five-year Diploma (with distinction) in Applied Art, College of Art, Chandigarh- 1968


  • Held 37 shows [solo (11) joint (26) – Bombay, New Delhi, Amritsar and Chandigarh] since 1966: These shows include an innovative “Pocket Show” of miniature drawings done on the rear of used visiting cards –1989; an experimental show of drawings done on the photographs of Vijay Ozo -1991; a first ever show, in Chandigarh, of Computer-drawings -1997; and a protest show of drawings, against the destruction of Bamian Buddha statues, in a Show Window in sector 17 - 2001


  • Participated in a number of state, national and international level exhibitions, artist camps/seminars/workshops


  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; Government Art Museums in Chennai & Chandigarh; Delhi Lalit Kala Akademi’s regional Centre, Lucknow; Museums of Fine Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh & Punjabi University, Patiala; State Lalit Kala Akademis of Punjab and Chandigarh; National Gallery of Portraits, Chandigarh; North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala; State Culture-Departments of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh; Alliance Francaise, Chandigarh; CITCO, Chandigarh; Punjab SUGARFED, Chandigarh; Chandigarh Press Club, JCT Phagwara and many other private collections in India and abroad


  • Punjab State Lalit Kala Akademi –1983


  • Executed a solo Environmental Art project by painting a number of mud huts– Chandigarh -1987


  • Designed and executed a number of stage-sets, sculptures, murals, bill-boards, brochures, book/magazine covers and cartoon characters


  • PUBLISHED: hundreds of articles, book/art reviews in various leading journals/dailies including The Illustrated Weekly of India, India Today, The Week, The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, The Statesman and The Tribune
  • REVIEWED local art activities for The Hindu’s Delhi edition, for more than 15 years 1988-2003
  • CO-EDITED an Art-journal, SOLIDS, for a few years
  • CONVENED a first ever, in Chandigarh, art exhibition of Satish Gujral -1994

Details About the job:

  • BEFORE RETIRING as the PRINCIPAL of Govt. College, sector 11, Chandigarh in 2004, worked here as THE HEAD OF THE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT continuously for 36 years


  • I OWE my artistic career’s growth chiefly to, apart from my immediate family, my teachers at the College of art, particularly Sh. Sunirmal Chatterji and Sh. Sushil Sarkar. Art Historian Dr B.N.Goswamy, Art Connoisseur Dr M.S.Randhawa and artist Sh.Prem Singh also contributed significantly

Contact Number:
Ph: 91 0172 2630904
Mob: 0981 4243098

Mailing Address & Studio:
Sector 48 – A
CHANDIGARH – 160 047


Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi

Rani laxmi Bai Bhawan 2nd floor opposite
Gurudwara sahib sector 38-c Near fire station

City Chandigarh


Phone: 0172-2686422

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