Biography: Binode Behari Mukherjee was born in 1904. He joined the Vishwa Bharti University and Kala Bhavan at Santiniketan, in 1919. He had Nandalal Bose and poet-Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore for gurus, and he spent his most creative phase at the institute. He joined his alma mater as an art teacher in 1925. Mukherjee ultimately left Santiniketan in 1949 and moved to Delhi. Awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1974, the artist was also honored by Vishwa Bharti with its highest title `Dekhikottam`. He passed away in 1980, in Delhi.