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Biman Bihari Das is an Indian sculptor and former Principal of the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata. He was honoured by the Government of India, in 2014, by bestowing on him the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his services to the field of Fine Arts.

Biman Bihari Das was born on 1 January 1943, at Tamluk town of West Bengal, in India. He studied art at the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata and passed the Diploma in Modeling and Sculpture, in 1966, with first class and distinction. Later, he joined Calcutta University and passed the course of Teachers' Training and Art Appreciation in 1967.

HuBihari Das received a Fulbright Fellowship from the US and UGC grant under the Indo-ngarian cultural exchange program, based in Budapest, for pursuing his art career. He, later, became the principal of the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata but later moved to New Delhi, to take up the post of the principal of the College of Art, Delhi. He has also served as the vice president of the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society.

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