Manohar Vitthal Desai
Calligrapher and Designer, Faculty at Symbiosis International University’s Institute of Design
Date of Birth and Place: 24th January 1973, Pune
1993 G.D. Art (Applied)
1994 A.T.D. (Art Teachers Diploma)
1997 Dip.A.Ed. (Diploma in Art Education) 1st in Pune
Abhinav Kala Maha Vidyalaya Pune.
1998 G.D.Art (Fine)
L.S.Raheja School of Art, Bandra, Mumbai.
2005 M.A. (Indology)
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune
1994 Vidya Bhavan High School, Pune. Drawing Teacher
1996 –2000 Achyut Palav’s Resonance Adv., Mumbai
Illustrator and Designer
2002 Bharati Vidyapeeth College of fine Art, Pune.
2003-04 Symbiosis D.G.A. Pune.
2004-05 Dr.D.Y.Patil College of Applied Arts. Pune.
Lecturer and Section In charge
1994 Vidya Bhavan Hall, Pune.
1994 Symbiosis Assembly Hall, Pune.
1994, 1997, 2000, 2005 Balgandharva Kala Dalan, Pune.
2000, 04 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2002 Neharu Center, Mumbai.
1995 Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Bhubaneshwar, orisa.
1995 Kala Mela, Kolkata.
1998 ‘Monsoon’ Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1998 ‘Chatal’ Nehru Center Gallery,Mumbai.
1998 Birla Art Gallery,Mumbai.
2000 India Art Gallery, Pune.
2001, 05 Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2001, 02 Indian Oil Art Exhibition Bandra, Mumbai.
2003 State Art Exhibition Bandra, Mumbai.
2004 Raheja Golden Jubilee Year Show, Mumbai.
2004 Hotel Ex. Ashoka, New Delhi.
2005 Nehru Center, Mumbai.
Conducted Calligraphy Workshops
1997,98,99,04, L.S.Raheja School of Art, Bandra, Mumbai.
1997,98,99,04, L.S.Raheja School of Art, Worali, Mumbai.
1997,98 Abhinav Kala Maha Vidyalaya, Pune.
1999 Sophia College of Art, Mumbai.
1995 Modern High School, Pune.
1991,04 B.S. Bandekar School of Art, Sawantwadi.
2002,03 Symbiosis D.G.A. Pune.
2000 ‘Meljol Hum Bacchon Ka’ Workshop for street children by Tata Institute of Fundamental research (TISS)
2003, Bhratiya Vidya Bhavan,Pune.
2004, Akshar Rang Pratishthan, Pune.
2003,04,05 Balgandharva Kala Dalan, Pune.
2004 Fergusson College Yuva Mahotsav,Pune.
2004 Sakal Shopping Festival, Pune.
2004 Modern High School, Navi Mumbai.
2004 ‘Urja’ Calligraphy workshop, Pune.
2002,03,04 ‘Akshar Yatra’ Calligraphy workshop, Pune.
2003-04 Drawing, Sketching and Landscaping workshop, Pune.
2004 Birla Art gallery, Mumbai
Kirloskar Oil Eng. Ltd., Pune.
Reliance India Ltd., Mumbai.
Thermax India Ltd., Pune.
Symbiosis Health Center, Hinjawadi and Pune.
Padmashree Dr.S.B. Mujumdar, Symbiosis, Pune.
Symbiosis Socity, Pune.
Vilasrao Deshmukh, Chief Minister, Maharashtra.
Smt. Sonia Gandhi, AICC President, Delhi.
Atal Behari Vajpayee (Ex. Prime Minister), Delhi.
Acharya Kishorji Vyas, Dharmashree, Pune.
Shri. Suresh Kalmadi (MP), Pune.
Dr. Nitin Unkule, Pune.
Mr. Gandhi, Editor Prabhat Newspapers Ltd., Pune.
Pune Hospital, Pune.
Mr. Dhoot, Aurangabad.
Mr. Narendra Somani, Mumbai.
Mrs. Shobha jhaveri, Mumbai.
Mr. Haresh Shivdasani, Mumbai.
Dr. Tannaz A Massadvala, USA.
Dr. Lars R Harrison, USA.
Mr. Harsha V Dehejia, Canada.
Mr. Moquefte, Geneva.
Mr. Adan, Israel.
1st Award for Best Calligraphy
1992 Rotract Club of Pune Shivajinager
1st Awards Marathi Greeting Card Competition
1992 Vanraj - Best Poster design
Rotract Club Pune – 2nd Best Poster Design.
1993 My Fair Youth festival – Best Focal Dance.
CEAD 93 – 2nd Award for Best Calligraphy.
CEAD 94 – 1st Award for best Calligraphy.
94 Rotract Club of Pune Riverside
-1st Award in Scrap Book
93 Symbiosis International Cultural Education Center, Pune.
Best Calligraphy Exhibition
94, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
1st Award, T Shirt Design Mood Indigo
2nd Award, Landscape Painting
1st Award, Rangoli.
98, L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai
1st Award, Traditional day
2nd Principal Award, Poster Design in Study tour
2001, Rambhu Mhalgi Prabodhini Mumbai
Best Candidate Event Managment
2000 Citrakalacharya N.E. Puram Centenary Award
1st in Pune Dip-A-ED.
Times of India