Bikram Narzary, a young artist from Kokrajhar, who was selected for the All India Gold Medal Award for Print Making at the Kalanand Art Contest 2018 organised by the Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, a Mumbai-based art promoting NGO, presented with the award recently.
The award, which consists of a medal and fellowship of Rs 1,00,00 by the Statwe bank of India, was presented to Narzary at the Nehru Centre Auditorium, Worli in Mumbai on March 29, 2018.
Bikram Narzary was selected for the award for his art titled ‘Endi Amphwo’.
Recipient of several awards, the young talented artist had earlier received the ‘North -East Harmony Award’ at the 9th North-East state Exhibition of Art (NESEA) 2016 organized by Srimanta Santaradeva Kalakshetra Society in collaboration with Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi at AC Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Bhawan, Guwahati.
He was also awarded the Late Sundarbai Indarmal Borana (Munna Borana) and Late SB Bangale (Artist VS Kulkarni Pratishthan) Award in the ‘Nature 2 medium wood’ cut category at the 27th All India Art Exhibition, 2014 held at Pune in Maharashtra.
Narzary was also awarded at the All India Lokmaniya Tilak and Late Barrister V.V. Oak Art Exhibition 2014 in Pune, the 29th Lokmaniya Tilak All India Art Exhibition 2016, Pune, New Delhi Municipal Council All India Art Exhibition in 2014 and 87th Annual All India Art Exhibition, 2014.
Narzary did his postgraduation from MFA (Graphics Department) at Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya (University of Music and Fine Arts), Kairagarh (Chhattisgarh). He is the son of Nijoy Kumar Narzary and Sumitra Narzary of Anthaibil in Kokrajhar district.