Mr. Malakar is an artist from Surul Village, Birbhum.He runs a small workshop with 8-10 people. After his education in design from Kalabhavan he started to develop the tradition in to different Shola crafts. From the beginning he was permanent supplier of Shola craft to Manjusha, a Govt undertaken craft promotion house of West Bengal. He is also related with the export promotional council of India and sends his crafts to various countries such as New York, Italy Oman and Germany. Mr. Malakar has taken various training program in Shilpa Sadan at Sriniketan under Visva Bharati University. He also trained lots of young people from different places such as Bardhaman, Birbhum and Murshidabad.