Dhiraj Choudhury, a world-famous painter, was born in the year 1936. He has conducted 12 one-man shows abroad including those at France, Switzerland, and Singapore, in addition to organizing 75 solo exhibitions in major cities of India. The '50 Years of Struggle for Freedom' is one of his well-known paintings. For his invaluable contributions, Choudhury was honored with Lalit Kala Akademi
's National Award.