Born in 1962 at Darbhanga in Bihar, Neelkant Choudhary did his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the University of Punjab, Chandigarh. Loyal to the traditional Madhubani templates, his work rotates around a variety of icons that figure in his unique individual style that combines traditional motifs with modern ones. Depictions of Durga and Kali to ordinary women and village children are featured with freshness in his artscape. The artist experiments to weave his lined narratives, which are integral to the Mithila-Madhubani tradition, with new themes and idioms in tone and tenor. Featured in many exhibitions, his work has won him Government of India’s senior fellowship for tracing the roots of Madhubani and examining its contemporary relevance.