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Biman Bihari Das

Born in 1943 in a small town in West Bengal, Biman Das studied at the Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta. He later went on to do a teacher training and art appreciation degree from the Calcutta University in 1967. As a sculptor, he prefers to work with permanent materials like bronze, marble/stone and wood.

Biman has the ability to create magic with bronze which has helped him win various awards including the National Award from Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi and the Best Sculptor Award from Sahitya Kala Parishad. He has also received the British Council Scholarship under Prof Jeffrey in 1973, and a Fulbright fellowship in 1997. His contribution to art and sculpture has been substantial, and to acknowledge his contribution he was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri from the Government of India in 2014.