Jahar Dasgupta is a very well known painter. Born in 1942 at Jamshedpur
, Jahar mastered various aspects of paintings from Shantiniketan
under the training of renowned artists like Ramkinkar Baij and Benode Behari Mukherjee. He earned his diploma in painting in 1964. In 1967, Jahar conducted his first one-man show at Birla Academy of Art and Culture
. His paintings reflect both traditional and contemporary ideas.