He was born in 1940 in Madhira, Andhra Pradesh
He studied Painting in Hyderabad and later trained under Ram Kumar in New Delhi.
Starting with his first solo exhibition in Hyderabad in 1963.
He has held over 50 solo exhibitions in India and abroad.
He has also participated in numerous group shows and traveled extensively in Western Europe and USA. He has curated several exhibitions, acted as a member commissioner for the 5th and 11th India triennial and was a jury member for national and state art exhibitions.
He has participated in several artists camps and has also conducted camps for various corporate educational, scientific and medical institutions. He is responsible for the art collection and initiatives of two major scientific research institutes in Hyderabad, namely the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).
He has received numerous awards including the National Award and gold medals by Hyderabad Art Society and Lalit Kala Academy, Andhra Pradesh. The All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi conferred the title of “Kala Vibhushan”.
He has received “Pratibha Puraskaram” from Telugu University, While the Andhra Pradesh State government honored him with the “Hamsa Award”. His paitings are in various public corporate and private collections both in India and abroad. He lives in Hyderabad from his studio at L V Prasad Eye Institute.