One of the master artists of the art form Padh, Kalyan Joshi, he started learning and working with his father and Guru Shree Shrilal Joshi in his childhood at the young age of eight years. The Joshi family have been the traditional artists of Phad for the last few centuries. Kalyan Joshi has given new dimensions to Phad painting with his monochromatic renditions, collaborations with narrative poetry and more. He received the prestigious National Award in 2012. He is also the founder of "ANKAN" Kala Sansthan, which served thousands of children with phad paintings.