About the Artist :
I was born in the year 1976 in the village Dandasahi, near the famous Pattachitra Crafts Village Raghurajpur which is few kilometers away from the sacred city of Puri. My late father Shri Shankar Charana Das was a mere farmer & my mother Smt. Basanti Das is a housewife. I had two elder brothers & two elder sisters. From my childhood I was interested in painting. Formally I had started learning to paint at the age of 10 from my Guru Late Shri Arjun Moharana, who own the National Award for Pattachitra in the year 1985. I had worked with him for more than 10 years. During my initial days of learning I was used to draw in a piece of cloth. Then I learned about the traditional colour used to prepare Pattachitra. I had made several paintings in tosser, handmade canvas with Hindu religious themes. Even my elder brother Shri Biranchi Narayan Das who also practices this art has encouraged me a lot in my learning of pattachitra.
High School Certificate