Born in 1936 in Bengal. He studied painting at the Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship, Kolkata (1953-58) In 1965 he travelled to Paris on an exchange programme supported by the French government abd studied graphic art and murals under the tutelage of Prof.S.W. Hatyter at the Atelier 17 Ecole Superior Des Beaux Arts, Paris. He was the Head of Graphic Dept. Indian College of Art & Draughtsman ship from 1959-73. After which he moved to Visva Bharti University, Shantiniketan as a lecturer and became a reader in 1982. He was awarded the AIFACS Award in 1969.