Education
  • 1939-44
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    Mayo School of Arts, Lahore. Graphic Arts & Sculptures.

  • 1944-47
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    Fine Arts, Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay.

  • 1952-54
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    Palacio Nationale de Belles Artes, Mexico. Apprentice of David Alfaro Siqueiros and Diego Rivera in mural techniques, Mexico.

Awards
  • 1944
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    Burmah Shell Scholarship.

  • 1952
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    Mexican Scholarship.

  • 1956, 57
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    National Award for painting, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

  • 1974
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    National Award for sculpture, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

  • 1977
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    Punjab Government State Honour.

  • 1983
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    Delhi Government State Honour.

  • 1984
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    Belgium's Order of the Crown for Architecture.

  • 1987
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    Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architect.

  • 1988
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    Gyanender Nath Award conferred by Shanti Niketan presented by Late Shri. Rajiv Gandhi.

  • 1989
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    Delhi Citizen Council Honour, New Delhi.

  • 1989
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    Mexico's Da Vinci Award for lifetime achievement.

  • 1993
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    Honorary Doctorate, Andhra University, Vishakapatnam (Arts).

  • 1994
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    Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award -1993 by Mr. Arjun Singh- Minister Human Resource Development.

  • 1994
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    Illustrious Son of Punjab Award by Punjab Lalit Kala Kendra, Chandigarh.

  • 1997
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    Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture & Education.

  • 1997
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    Kala Ratna Award for meritorious contribution to the cause of Art by All India Fine Art & Craft Society, New Delhi.

  • 1998
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    Desikottama highest honour conferred by Shanti Niketan.

  • 1999
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    Padma Vibhushan, second-highest honour by Government of India.

  • 2001
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    Decoration of Appreciation- 'Alwaite Officer Wissam' conferred by Director of Royal Protocol & Chancellery on behalf of Royal Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco.

  • 2002
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    Vijay Shree Award for enriching Human life and outstanding attainments by International Friendship Society of India.

  • 2002
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    Siti Vaijayanthi Award, for contribution in the field of Art by Siti Cable Network Ltd.

  • 2003
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    Top Cultural Ambassador IMM Award for Excellence by Indian Institute of Marketing & Management.

  • 2003
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    Momento for Life long devotion of Indian Art and invaluable contribution by Society of Contemporary Artist Trust, Kolkata.

  • 2004
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    Lalit Kala Ratna Puraskar, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

  • 2004
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    Honorary Member of Russian Academy of Fine Arts, Moscow.

  • 2004-05
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    Honored at Golden Jubilee Celebration of National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.

  • 2006
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    Order of the Aztec Eagle Highest Mexican award conferred by President of Mexico.

  • 2006
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    People of the Year Award conferred by Limca Book of Records.

  • 2007
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    Award for promoting Indian Art on the occasion of 70 years of Dhoomimal Art Gallery.

  • 2008
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    Degree of Doctor of Letters conferred by Banaras Hindu University.

  • 2008
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    Honorary Doctorate Doctor Of Literature, Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata.

  • 2008
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    Rashtriya Kaalidas Sammaan conferred by Chief Minister Madhya Pradesh for his outstanding contribution in the field of Art & Architecture.

  • 2010
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    Outstanding Punjabi Award, Global Punjabi Society.

  • 2010
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    “Lifetime Achievement Award” conferred by Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

  • 2010
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    Outstanding contribution to Punjabi Culture conferred by Punjabi Academy, Delhi. (Govt. of N.C.T of Delhi) presented by Chief Minister of Delhi , Smt. Sheila Dixit.

  • 2013
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    Indian of the Year Award – for “Life time Achievement by NDTV.

  • 2014
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    “Lifetime Achievement Award for Art” by- Design and Architecture, New Delhi by NDTV.

  • 2014
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    Arpan Award conferred by Asavari.

  • 2014
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    Hall of Fame Award for Life Time achievement Award by Hello magazine.

  • 2017
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    Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of Arts by India Today.

  • 2018
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    Lifetime Achievement Award of Legends of India conferred by Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu.

  • 2019
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    Designed India Post Payment Bank stamp on the eve of its financial inclusion.