Lado Bai is the Master Ojas Art Awardee, 2017. She belongs to the pioneering early group of artists of this genre and was among the first Bheel artists to have worked directly with J Swaminathan. She works as an artist at the Adivasi Lok Kala Academy in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. With the encouragement and support of the Indian modernist Jagdish Swaminathan she has developed a contemporary language of the traditional Bheel art form. Nature is the predominant theme of her works. Her art reflects the spirituality and animism of her community. Her artworks revolve around the animal kingdom and Bheel rituals and festivals and each of her canvases demonstrates an episode of a larger story from folklore. Her work is in the collection of Bharat Bhavan, Indira Gandhi Manav Sangrahalaya in Bhopal and has participated in numerous exhibitions and workshops.