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Gokal Dembi


  • Born at Dembi Mohalla, Kralyar, Rainawari.

  • Parents:  Late Pandit Madhusudhan Kaul and  Late Smt. Shubhawati Kaul nee  Pahalwan

  • Spouse: Smt. Sheela Tiku

  • Son: Nilay Dembi settled at Mumbai.

  • National Diploma in Fine Arts from School of Art, Delhi Polytechnic now known as The College of Art. During this period some of the most profound personalities in the field of art were member of the faculty. Stalwarts like Prof. B.C. Sanyal, Sailoz Mukherjea, Somenath Hore, K.K. Sen, Prof. Dinker Kaushik, Biren De, Jaya Appaswamy, Dhanraj Bhagat and Prof. M.L. Duttagupta

  • Received Government of India’s National Scholarship during 1965-67.

  • Founding Member of THE SIX: It was in the third year, that, six friends, namely, Umesh Varma, Manjit Bawa, Jagdish Dey, Neelmoni Chatterjee, Durga Prasad and Gokal Dembi organized a group show titled "The Six" at the AIFACS. This turned out to be a very successful exhibition and was greatly appreciated and encouraged by the senior artists, including the press.

  • Co-member of Delhi Shilpi chakra and Gallery-26.

  • Incharge, Department of Fine Arts, Institute of Music and Fine Arts, Srinagar. Now retired.



  • National Art Exhibition

  • All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society’s Art exhibition

  • AIFACS International Graphics Art Exhibition- Delhi & Chandigarh

  • All India Drawing Exhibition, Chandigarh

  • Contemporary Miniature Painting Exhibition,

  • Exhibitions (National and International) organised by LKA (Lalit Kala Academy),

  • All India Exhibition organised by Gallery ESpace

  • Solo Drawing and Painting Show organised by Heritage gallery

  • And many other exhibitions all over India

Camps and Symposiums

  • All India Artist Camp, Ganderbal, Kashmir

  • LKA Camp at Garhi Art Studio

  • Artists’ Camp, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal

  • Artists’ Camp and Print Workshop, Lucknow


  • College of Art, New Delhi

  • Modern Art Gallery, New Delhi

  • Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi

  • J.K. Cultural Academy

  • Roopankar Museum, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal

  • Government museum, Chandigarh

  • Private Collections in India and Foreign Countries

Awards and Honours

  • Delhi College of Art Awards

  • AIFACS Awards

  • Jammu Kashmir Cultural Academy Awards

  • Abhinav Gupt Samman (Hindu Education Society)

  • Senior Fellowship (Government of India) (Lal Dyad, Kashmir Mysticism)

  • All India Kashmiri Samaj-Community Icon Honour

Text and Picture provided by: Rudresh Kaul



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