27th May 2024

Which famous Bengali painter was visually impaired?


Benode Behari Mukhopadhyay was an eminent Bengali painter and muralist. He taught in Vishva Bharati University in 1925. He was born with serious defects in his eyes. He was myopic in one eye and blind in the other. He became totally visually impaired when his myopic eye was operated upon in 1956. He continued to paint and do murals even after that. Satyajit Ray made a documentary The Inner Eye based on his life.

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