One of India’s leading multi-dimensional artists, Dashrath Patel’s (1927- 2010) repertoire in the visual arts was vast. At the same time, Dashrath was also a designer and helped establish the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2011 and Padma Shri in 1981 by the Government of India for his contribution in design and design education. Dashrath Patel had worked with some of the giants of contemporary art, both in India and internationally. His exploration with multi-dimensional mediums began with an early association with Harindranath Chattopadhya and Debiprasad Roy Chowdhury. Dashrath’s work with photography was inspired and initiated by Cartier-Bresson and an apprenticeship under Czech master Eckert got him interested in ceramics. In his work Dashrath had always interlinked the different art forms: “An artist who can paint should also sculpt, should have a feel for dance, music, photography. Only then can you capture the light and the colour and the sense of space that make up India.” You could see his works at the Dashrath Patel Museum located in Alibagh, near Mumbai.