About ArtistKrishen Khannais an Indian artist born in Lyallpu now Faislabad, Pakistan. He attended Imperial Service College in England and is a self-taught artist. He is recipient of the Rockefeller Fellowship in 1962, the Padma Shri in 1990, and the Padma Bhushan in 2011. In 1938 Khanna travelled from Bombay to Britain on RMS Strathmore. After attending the Imperial Service College from 1938 to 1942, Khanna enrolled at Government College, Lahore, from 1942 to 1944. In 1946 he started working with Grindlays Bank for 14 years. In 1961 he resigned from the bank and devoted his full-time to art.
The Padma Shri, The Padma Bhushan Award