Born in 1958, he holds a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Government College of Arts & Crafts, Kolkata. He has participated in many exhibitions and won a plethora of Awards. In 1988, his works featured in the Bienneal in Ankara. One of our most successful painters, he has held solo shows at major art centres in the country including the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. He has been the recipient of the AIFACS Award and the Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual Exhibition Award.