Surya Prakash (1940-2019)
Artist Camp, Hyderabad, 2014
Surya Prakash was born in 1940 in Madhira, Khammam district, and moved to Hyderabad to study art at the Government College of Fine Arts & Architecture. He then won a scholarship from the Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Academy and worked under renowned artist Ram Kumar in Delhi.
He was at the forefront of the art movement in the Hyderabad region, organizing camps, workshops and also supporting artists. He was one of the first from the city to plan a national-level art camp, resulting in a huge mural to pay tribute to late M F Husain. He passed away in 2019 in Hyderabad.