Laxmi Meher Biography and Lifestyles: Smt. Lakshmi Meher from Western Odisha is a Pattachitra artist who has received National and State Awards.
Lakshmi Meher has completed 30 years as a painter and is famous for Odisha Pattachitra Paintings. She is an award-winning Indian painter.
About Laxmi Maher
|Name||Smt. Laxmi Meher (Indian Painter)|
|Date of Birth||6th July 1967|
|Home Town||Tarava, Odisha|
|Current Location||Bolangir, Odisha|
|Husband Name||Padmashri Kailash Chandra Meher|
|Elder Son||Prakash Meher|
|Younger Son||Jayanta Meher|
Smt. Laxmi Meher was born on 6-07-1967, Tarawa of Western Odisha. Presently she lives in Bolangir, Odisha. Laxmi Meher’s husband’s name is Padmashree Kailash Chandra Meher, elder son’s name is Prakash Meher, daughter Manisha Meher and younger son’s name is Jayant Meher and all are artists of national repute. Her family has received many state and national awards.
Early Life and Background
Laxmi Meher was married early and she made her debut in the craft at the age of eighteen. She gained major experience in the field of Tussar painting from her father. Who is also a UNESCO and Shilpguru Award artist. She has been associated with her own heart and soul for the past three decades in her craft.
Laxmi Maher Career
She has trained in several institutions such as “Indian Academy of Arts and Crafts for Women” and “Handicrafts Handloom Museum and Service Center for Women“, as well as trained many poor artisans. He is a famous Pattachitra painter all over India. Laxmi Meher helps needy women and self-help victims of KBK districts. Smt. Laxmi Meher also successfully completed Govt. of India training schemes likes “Guru Shishya Parampara under HRD scheme” and “Scheme-C” etc.
Her miniature paintings are displayed in exhibitions from time to time across India. And her paintings are highly valued by the visitors to the exhibition. The museum has been procured by the Ministry of Textiles, the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Industries, HRD, Parliament House, and private collections of so many VVIPs in India and abroad. She received the Master Craftsman National Award in 2005 from HE the President of India. State Award in 1990 from the Chief Minister of Odisha.
Laxmi Maher Award Lists
|Awards Year||Awards Name|
|2005||Master Craftsman National Award|
|1990||State Award from Chief Minister of Odisha|