Born in 1935. In 1955, got Diploma in Painting from the Govt. College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata. Formed a group called `The Artist Circle` with collaboration of his fellow students, 1952. In 1960, he also helped in formation of the `Society of Contemporary Artists`. Few of his major shows are: 1988, the Festival of India at the Meguro Museum of Art and Takaoka Municipal Museum of Art, Japan; 1983, `India in Print`, Koninklijk Institute Vorde, Amsterdam. He received awards like Kala Vibhushan, 1997; Shiromani Puraskar, Kolkata, 1996; West Bengal State Lalit Kala Academy Award, Kolkata, 1993.