In a family of Rickshaw pullers and tea stall workers, Gopal Biswas is an exception. He had a natural inclination towards sketching and painting since childhood. Making thread paintings was part of experimenting with something new.
Gopal or Bonku as relatives call him lives in Dum Dum, Kolkata.
He makes one of a kind portraits using threads and needles. He calls his art soonch sutor chhobi. He makes portraits of celebrities from the field of sports, politics and movies alike.
A recent feather in his cap is a letter of recognition from the Chief Minister of Bengal Smt Mamata Banerjee.
He had gifted the chief Minister her portrait to which her reply came in the form of a letter that stated his work to be a DARUN IDEA (amazing idea). He now plans to set up his own venture with the same name.
This beautiful piece of painting is 41cm by 46cm by 1cm (length, width and height respectively), and weighs 1242g.