Ujjwal Debnath graduated from Calcutta University in 1991 and completed courses in Art Appreciation & Commercial Art. He received the Abanindranath Tagore Award in 1993. Ujjwal Debnath, who passed away this year, was a highly talented artist with a penchant for figurative works with beauty and lyricism. He specialized in traditional iconic figures which radiate an aura of charm and benevolence. His dramatic works have been created with a lot of love and in depth research into mythology and the scriptures, with a strong visual vocabulary.