Bhajju Shyam

Born 1971

Bhajju Shyam is an Indian artist, belonging to the Gond-Pardhaan community of Madhya Pradesh. He was awarded India's fourth highest civilian award the Padma Shri in 2018.
He was a contemporary of the celebrated Pardhaan artist Jangarh Singh Shyam and began his artistic career from Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. He received international recognition for his book The London Jungle Book, with which he made known throughout the world the Pardhaan Folk Art.
According to art-historian and author, Jyotindra Jain, Bhajju Shyam was one of the most important and innovative artists to have emerged from the explosion of 'Gond-Pardhaan Painting' tradition spearheaded by Jangarh Singh Shyam.
For his book The Life of Trees Night he was awarded the 2008 Bologna Children's Book Fair. Bhajju Shyam lives in Bhopal, India.
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