He was a great artist and promoted young talent, especially from his homeland of Madhya Pradesh. He was a wonderful person and his loss will leave a vacuum in the art fraternity. In his last stages, he had returned to India. Jab aapko jaana hota hai toh aapki dharti aapko vaapis kheench laati hai (When your time comes, your motherland calls you back). His works, particularly the ones that dealt with folklore and use of colours, were a great achievement.