Born in Varanasi, I did my Masters in Fine Arts from Benaras Hindu University, India. In my career of over a decade in painting,I have exhibited my work at some of the major national and international shows. I have been a Senior Fellow, Department of Culture, Govt. of India. I have been fortunate in being awarded the National Akademi Award, AIFACS Award, Sahitya Kala Parishad Award, and Bharat Bhavan Award.