Bhajju Shyam (b.1971) in the Gond tribal village of Patangarh and apprenticed with Jangarh Singh Shyam. Bhajju is a well known Gond artist, having exhibited his works all over the world.
His best-known work, The London Jungle Book, is a visual travelogue of his 2002 visit to London. Bhajju has been a part of 20 books which have cumulatively sold 100,000 copies.
In 2015, Bhajju received the Master Artist Ojas Art Award and in 2016 he had his first solo show in India at Ojas Art, Delhi, followed by a solo show in Canada in 2017 and at Bonham’s , Hongkong in 2018. Also in 2018 he was conferred with the Padma Shri, one of the highest Indian civilian orders, making him the first Gond Artist to receive this honour.
In 2019, Bhajju had a semi- retrospective exhibition at Bharat Bhavan Museum, Bhopal. Also, he became the first tribal artist to work with St+Art India Foundation culminating in a painted wall at the Lodhi Art District.