Born in 1936 in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh, Dhiraj Choudhury absorbed the realities of life at an early age, in the backdrop of India’s struggle for freedom and the strife of the great Bengal famine. His family moved to West Bengal after Partition. Inspired by the revolutionaries of his time, Choudhury thought of a mould for a contemporary Indian society where everyone would be equal. Not one for lulling the conscious, Choudhury’s restless line speaks volumes, defying tradition and breaking past iconographic niceties. In each of his work, a play is in progress, where the dynamic choreography allows neither the subject nor the viewer to rest. Choudhury taught in the Delhi College of Art. He passed away in 2018.