Krishen Khanna: He was born in Lyallpur (now Faislabad, Pakistan). In Lahore he attended evening classes at the Mayo School of Art. He then moved to Mumbai, India. Once there Khanna was invited to join the Progressive Artists Group with whom he remained in active association for the rest of his time. He has participated in many international group shows Khanna has held several important positions in decision-making bodies of the Lalit Kala Akademi, National Gallery of Modern Art and Roopanker Museum, Bhopal. He was awarded the Padmashri in 1996.