हकु शाह / Haku Shah
Born in Valod, Gujarat, in 1934, Haku Shah studied arts at M.S. University, Baroda. He has received several awards including the Padma Shri, the Nehru Fellowship and the Kala Ratna for his contribution to art. A Gandhian, an eminent painter, he is also a cultural anthropologist, an author of international repute on folk and tribal art. He taught at a Gandhian Ashram in south Gujarat for several years. He established a tribal museum at Gujarat Vidyapeeth in Ahmedabad which was set up by Mahatma Gandhi.
(Photo and bio-note courtesy Parthiv Shah.)