In the areas of Surul and Kinnahar in Birbhum there are three master craftsmen. Shri Ananta Malakar, a Presidential Award winning artist specializes in idol ornamentation. His works are displayed in museums abroad. He is a master trainer who has been training younger generation over the years.  Apart from him in the Surul area lives Kamala Malakar, another veteran Shola craft artist. He is specialised in sculpting and model making.