KOKRAJHAR, April 2: Bikram rzary, a young artist from Kokrajhar, has been selected for the All India Gold Medal Award for Print Making at the Kaland Art Contest, 2018 by the Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai. The award, which consists of medal and fellowship cheque of Rs. 85,000, was handed over at the function held at the Nehru Centre Auditorium, Worli, Mumbai recently. rzary was selected for the award for his art titled ‘Endi Amphwo’.
Recipient of several awards, the young talented artist had earlier received the North-East Harmony award at the 9th North-East State Exhibition of Art (NESEA), 2016 organized by Srimanta Santaradeva Kalakshetra Society in collaboration with Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi at AC Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Bhawan, Guwahati. He was also awarded the Sundarbai Indarmal Bora (Mun Bora) and SB Bangale (Artist VS Kulkarni Pratishthan) award in the ‘ture 2 medium Wood’ cut category at the 27th All India Art Exhibition, 2014 held in Pune, Maharashtra. A master degree from MFA (Graphics Department) at Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya (University of Music and Fine Arts), Kairagarh (Chhattisgarh), Bikram is the son of Nijoy Kumar rzary and Sumitra rzary of Anthaibil in Kokrajhar district.