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One of the most original and outstanding painters of contemporary India, Prokash Kannakar confirms in his works the rich inheritance of Indian art and the dynamic spirit of the modem age. He was born in Calcutta in 1933. In 1968 Prokash got a Fellowship, which took him to Paris to study the Master Painters Creations. He gradually achieved in his style a rich and original aesthetic fusion from Eastern and Western art while retaining in every one of his strokes the authentic stamp of his individuality. He has exhibited in innumerable solo and group shows. His paintings have been acquired for their collection by the Modem Art Gallery, New Delhi, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta, Allahabad Museum, U.P., Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow, Art Heritage of India, New Delhi and by many governments and private collections throughout the world.