Journey Of Arun Paul 1965 - 2020

by utsav kundu

He was born in 21 january 1965, in kalighat, kolkata

He started his life as a Mrit Shilpi with is uncle late Kamal Pal in his workshop at kalighat patuapara, Later he made his creation under his banner at studio at near lakemarket and Kalighat Bhyam Samity Math

Picture By Taraknath Mukherjee

Arun Paul beautiful creations astonished not only kolkata durgapuja lovers but also carried forward to the whole world.

He was born and brought up with clay art and mud art, can create any form and style of murti along with the traditional style. Due to his versatility he became very propular among many theme makers of kolkata durgapuja.

Picture By Sudip Roy (Suman)

Picture By Sudip Roy (Suman)


His career started from late 90's and then gear up with his beautiful creation till today. He got his first break with theme maker Sanjit ghosh (Flim art Director), 1999 Shivmaindir Durgotsav Commitee


Picture By Dipankar Banerjee

He created idol for many propular Durgapuja Commitee

  • Kalighat Nepal Bhattacharjee street club
  • Bakul Bagan
  • Madox Square
  • Badamtala Ashar Sangha
  • 64 pally
  • 66 pally
  • Barisha Udayan Pally
  • Beleghata 33 pally
  • Ballygunge Durga Bari
  • Beleghata Naba Milan
  • Garmil Sangha
  • Jubamaitri
  • Forward Club
  • Salt Lake FD Block
  • Ballygunge Cultural Association
  • Hindustan Park
  • Behala Nutan Dal
  • Kendua Shanti Sangha 
  • Jodhpur Park
  • Chetla Agrani Club
  • Behala Nutan Dal
  • Shibmandir Sarbojanin Durgotsav
  • Santashpur lake pally
  • Muktodal
  • 22 pally Nothern park
  • Chakaberia Sarbojanin
  • Kakurgachi Mitali and many more

Picture By Sourab Dutta

Picture By Sudip Roy (Suman)

late 90's Purba putiyari Jubak samiti (naba kali)

Kali Puja Commitee

  • Russ young men's association
  • Manohorpukur Jubak samity
  • Shyma sangha
  • Sb Park thakurpukur
  • Purba putiyari Jubak samiti (naba kali)
  • Boxing club
  • Dumdum Park tarun sangha
  • Souther Avenue seven star club
  • Kalighat culture and welfare society (hawkers corner) Jagadhatri pujo
  • Chetla akalbodhon
  • Punormilon samity kudghat

He was famous for his huge Dark Shyama Kali idol with dark deep eyes painted by him, which creates a different craze among his followers.

He received Asaian Paints Sarad Samman (2013) as best emerging artist in kolkata durgapujo and also many other awards for his creation. 

Hindusthan Park 2013


Badamtala Ashar Sangha 2003 Rana Banerjee, Arun Pal

 His magical hands which shaped the goddess left impression on today's generation, He inspired many artist to take clay modeling  as a profession to live their livehood.    


Picture By Taraknath Mukherjee

Picture By Sourabh Dutta

Bhowanipur Kundu Bari Jagadhatri (2018)

 His creativity will always be their in the heart of every durgapujo lovers forever.

We lost him due to sugar fall and heart block on 4 July, 2020.  

*#collected pictures provied by Debojyoti Sanyal, Cover Picture By Sudip Ray (Suman)

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