A master of pada art, Kalyan Joshi started studying and working with her father and Guru Sri Srilal Joshi at the age of 8. The Joshi family have been traditional Phad painters for the past few centuries. Kalyan Joshi added a new dimension to these paintings with monochrome images and collaborations with narrative poetry. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious National Award. He is also the founder of "ANKAN" Kala Sansthan, who has provided phad drawings to thousands of children. Its mission is to create a world where everyone in the world can explore their culture and true connection through master artists who have inherited artistic knowledge from generation to generation.