Sheesh Ram (born 10 October 1949) is an ex-soldier of the Indian Army and a painter specialising in depicting themes like national integration, women empowerment, Indian warfare, terrorist attacks in India and the world. After 40 years of service in the Indian Army he retired in the year 2007. While he was in service and also after retirement he has been creating paintings on various themes like battle scenes, patriotism and soldiers' sacrifices. Many of his paintings have been installed in the Art Gallery of the Army. He had also conducted an exhibition of his paintings in Dubai. He has also designed many medals for the Army. Medals designed by him are still used for conferring Army, Air Force, Navy and Paramilitary honours.[1][2] In the year 2022, Govt of India honoured Sheesh Ram by conferring the Padma Shri award for his contributions to art.[3]

Life and work

Sheesh Ram was born on 10 October 1949 in Begambagh in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. His father was an employee of Meerut College. He used to watch NCC activities in the college along with his father. He completed matriculation from Sitabharti School. He then also took art training courses at Sevaram Art School and Chaman School of Art. After matriculation Sheesh Ram joined the Indian Army. All his subsequent education happened while he was in the Army. He retired from Army in 2007 as a Technical Supervisor in the Corps of EME.

Some notable works

The following are some of the notable works of Sheesh Ram. A more complete list is available in the facebook page of Sheesh Ram.[4]

Padma Shri award

See also


  1. ^ "Citation for Padma Shri: Sheesh Ram" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  2. ^ Vikram Jit Singh (17 August 2017). "The war that stirred an artist, a nation's soul". The Times of India. Times News Service. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Padma Awards 2022" (PDF). Padma Awards. Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2022-01-25. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Sheesh Ram". facebook. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards 2022". Padma Awards. Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India. Archived from the original on 2022-01-29. Retrieved 11 February 2022.