Born on 17th sept, 1915, Maharashtra. Studied at J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai. In 1947, he had his first Art exhibition at Bombay Art Society where his painting `Sunhera Sansar` got exhibited. He exhibited his works at Coups de Coeur, Halles de I`lle, Geneva, 1987; Royal Academy of Art, London,1982; Festival Of India, USA, 1985-86; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington,DC, 1982. Received numerous prestigious awards including Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, Govt. of India; Lalit Kala Ratna, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 2004. In the 1940s, he was a member of the Progressive Artist`s group, Bombay.