Genius is born in the unlikeliest of places. Senaka Senanayke was born in a blue blooded political family of Sri Lanka, which produced two Prime Ministers. He was hailed as a child prodigy and soon proved that the spontaneity of his work and his vigorous depiction of Sri Lankan life needed no kind of political patronage and went on to become one of the most sought-after painters of Asia.
Harsha Bhatkal is the managing director of Popular Prakashan, one of the leading publishers based in Mumbai. Son of Ramdas Bhatkal, a well-known publisher and a Gandhian, he has helped the predominantly Marathi publication group to tie up with international magazines like the National Geographic.