Ravishankar M. Raval, Ravibhai or simply RMR to his friends, was born in Gujarat. He was interested in painting from the very childhood. Gujarat has been synonymous with the trading attitude of its large business community.For them fine arts were looked down as profitless endeavors. The family knew only the security of government service and saw no future in painting. Resisting pressures from within the family and the social stigma for fine arts Ravibhai struggled to pursue his dreams and became an accomplished artist. He founded a magazine 'Kumar' devoted to 'Tomorrow's citizens' and an art-school to encourage others to pursue art-carriers.

This is an effort to commemorate Ravibhai's 111th birthday coming on August 1 2003. The purpose is to keep all this accessible to the generations to come and find inspiration from him.

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