‘The Ravi Paranjape Foundation’ is founded with
a mission to revive ‘design-based culture’

Shri. K.R. Paranjape

The Ravi Paranjape Foundation

Inspired after being conferred with an esteemed Dayawati Modi Foundation’s award for Art, Culture & Education in 1996, Ravi Paranjape established the ‘Ravi Paranjape Foundation’ in early 1998 with an objective of recognizing talented but underappreciated artists who have greatly contributed to the field of visual arts and to revive the design based culture.

The foundation instituted ‘K.R. Paranjape Gunijan Kala Puraskar’ in honor of Raviji’s artist and educator father.  Shri. K.R. Paranjape was instrumental in nurturing Raviji’s artistic talent from very early age and supporting Raviji through every challenge he encountered in professional as well as personal life. The foundation also offers grants to promising young artists. Many such individuals are given an opportunity to present their work to the patrons of the The Ravi Paranjape Studio’. Nisha and Sanjeev Nene, from Los Angeles USA sponsored the ‘Ravi Paranjape Yuva Puraskaar’ to three brilliant young artists on behalf of the foundation.

​Currently the Foundation is focusing on expanding and enhancing The Ravi Paranjape Studio and its offerings.

The distinguished senior artists felicitated with 'K. R. Paranjape Gunijan Kala Puraskar' and
the promising young artists with 'Ravi Paranjape Yuva Puraskar'

K. R. Paranjape Gunijan Kala Puraskar recipients

  • Shri. Shivaji Tupe, Landscape artist
  • Shri. Bhaiyasaheb Omkar, Painter, Illustrator
  • Shri S. D. Phadnis, Cartoonist, Illustrator
  • Shri. Bal Thakur, Illustrator
  • Shri. Kamal Shedge, Typography designer
  • Shri. Shri S.S. Shaikh, Painter
  • Shri. R.K. Joshi, Typographyer, Designer
  • Shri. Madan Garge, Sculptor, clay artist
  • Shri. Dattatreya Padekar, Painter, Illustrator
  • Shri. G.S. Majgaonkar, Painter, Illustrator
  • Shri. Maruti Patil, Painter, Illustrator

Ravi Paranjape Yuva Puraskar recipients