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In memory of Guru Ram Chhatpar – Ram Chhatpar Shilp Nyas, India, gives platform for the propagation and development of contemporary Arts and Indian Classical Music.

Ram Chhatpar Shilp Nyas India
Since 1989

Ram Chhatpar Shilp Nyas India was registered on 29 August 1989. After its registration, it formulated aims and objectives to function as an institution for the propagation and development of arts. In the initial years, the Ram Chhatpar Shilp Nyas had many teething problems in terms of space and financial support. What inspired Madan Lal to keep on working for the Trust with complete dedication was the blessing of Prof. Sankho Chaudhuri, his grand guru, as well as the assistance and suggestions of artist friends from India and Japan. 

Shilp Nyas is continuously working for the promotion of contemporary arts and Indian classical music. As the Shilp Nyas makes progress, it hopes that Ram Chhatpar’s dream of “being human and working for humanity” will be realized.

Ram Chhatpar
(1944 – 1978)

Ram Chhatpar did his graduation and post-graduation in Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda. He taught for seven years from 1971 to 1978, at the Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. In 1969, he received the Bombay Art Society Award and participated in several National Art Exhibitions: Bombay Art Society, Gujarat Kala Akademi, and 25 years of Indian Art organized by the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1972. He also attended the All-India Sculptors Camp held at Jammu & Kashmir and Gwalior. His works are in the collection of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; Gujarat Lalit Kala Akademi, Ahmedabad; M.P. Kala Parisad, Bhopal and Jammu & Kashmir Lalit Kala Akademi.

Our Mission

The Ram Chhatpar Shilp Nyas has as its principal objective the development and enrichment of all streams of learning, and research in the field of Contemporary Indian Sculpture in particular. It was instituted for the following reasons:

  1. To award the Ram Chhatpar Fellowship to a young and talented contemporary sculptor.
  2. To arrange one-man and group exhibitions and felicitate eminent sculptors, with a view to promote awareness of contemporary Indian sculpture among the people.
  3. To organize lectures by eminent scholars and sculptures on contemporary Indian and international sculpture, hold seminars, sculpture workshops and symposiums.
  4. To publish catalogues, bulletins, monographs on contemporary sculpture; to build a library of source materials on contemporary Indian sculpture with photographs, transparencies, catalogues, books, etc.
  5. To collect sculptures, drawings, paintings from artists of national and international standing for the Ram Chhatpar Museum of International Art.
  6. To undertake any additional work which may fulfil the principal objectives.


Ram Chhatpar Shilp Nyas India
N1/66A-26 B Mahesh Nagar Colony,
Samne Ghat, Lanka, Varanasi,
Uttar Pradesh – 221005, India

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