Rabin Mondal, born Rabindra Nath Mondal, Lovingly called Rabin-da, (1929 – 2 July 2019) was an Indian painter from Howrah, West Bengal. He was a founding member of the Calcutta Painters. Rabin-da lived and worked in virtual obscurity until retrosepctive exhibitions of his work in Kolkata, New Delhi and Mumbai brought him to national attention in 2005.
Howrah, a congested suburb of Kolkata was known for its overcrowded slums and impoverished migrant workers trying to elk out a living. It