BIOGRAPHY

  • 1926 Born, 29th November in Tavoy, Burma
  • 1930 Schooled at St. Pauls, Rangoon, Burma
  • 1942 Fled to India during the Japanese occupation of Burma
  • 1943 Schooled at Cambridge High School, New Delhi
  • 1948 B.A. (English), St. Stephen’s College, Delhi
  • 1950 M.A. (English), St. Stephen’s College, Delhi
  • 1951 – 1958 Teacher, Modern School, New Delhi
  • 1953 Married Rati Batra
  • 1958 – 1960 Assistant editor, Thought, New Delhi
  • 1958 – 1959 Assistant editor, Vak, New Delhi
  • 1957 – 1958 Feature writer, The Statesman, New Delhi
  • 1958 – 1962 Art critic, Indian Express, New Delhi
  • 1955 – 1960 Art critic, Thought, New Delhi
  • 1962 onwards Art critic, Times Of India, New Delhi
  • 1960 – 1963 Director, Kunika Art Centre, New Delhi
  • 1966 – 1973 Curator of the first museum of Tibetan Art, Tibet House, New Delhi
  • 1970 – 1971 Senior Fellowship, John D. Rockefeller III Fund, New York
  • 1977 – 1985 Secretary, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 1982 Commissioner, Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of India, Great Britain
  • 1984 Invited by the Japan Foundation to meet artists in Japan
  • 1985 Died, 11th January in New Delhi

Select publications

  • 1971 Husain, Harry N. Abrams, New York (co-author)
  • 1972 The Story of Siddhartha’s Release (Poems), Writers Workshop, India
  • 1973 Poems, Writers Workshop, India
  • 1974 Krishna Reddy (Contemporary Indian Art series), Lalit Kala Akademi, India
  • 1986 The Cycle (sonnets), Writers Workshop, India

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