VENKAT RAMAN SINGH SHYAM
Venkat Raman Singh Shyam is a versatile contemporary Gond artist. After spending three years as an ardent apprentice to his uncle, another famous Gond artist Jangarh Singh Shyam, Venkat gained experience to excel as an independent and successful Gond artist in his later years. As a first-hand witness to Taj Mahal terrorist attack Venkat painted sixteen canvases highlighting the event. He was awarded the Rajya Hasta Shilpa Puraskar by the Government of Madhya Pradesh (2002). He has also served as a coordinator for an animated film representing Gond folklore produced by Tara Douglas. The film later went on to win the Tallest Story Competition Trophy at the Inverness Film Festival (2007).