Painter, Cartoonist, Caricaturist and Illustrator Mr.Prabhakar Parshuram Wairkar from Mumbai – India

Prabhakar Parshuram Wairkar

Mumbai – India


Prabhakar Wairkar (b. 1951, Katta, tal. Malvan, Maharashtra) is a well-known painter, cartoonist, caricaturist and illustrator. He studied at the prestigious Sir J. J School of Art, Mumbai and attained a Government Diploma in Applied Art in 1977. He embarked into a career in commercial art and worked at various well known advertising agencies of his time such as, Saubhagya, Trikaya Grey, Sista’s and Rediffusion Y&R. Soon, he became a popular name in the industry for his illustrations and received accolades, both nationally and internationally. During his ongoing career in advertising, he also found a passion in caricaturing and cartooning. Prabhakar’s style of caricaturing people live in action in a matter of few seconds and his witty cartoons on national and international issues in politics were deeply admired and graced the pages of prominent English and Marathi dailies, magazines and journals like The Indian Express, The Times of India, The Sunday Observer, The Independent, The Indian Post, Business World, Blitz, The Daily, Sportsworld, Debonair, Ekach Shatkar, Savvy, Mid Day, Verve, Cricket Watch, like Aaple Mahanagar, Maharashtra Times, Loksatta, Lokprabha, Marmik, to name a few. He was also featured in the ‘Eminent Cartoonists of India’ documentary by Doordarshan alongside famed cartoonists RK Lakshman and Mario Miranda. One of the greatest honours of his life was to illustrate the children’s version of Dreams to Reality, the autobiography of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Currently, his cartoons are published daily in the ‘Sakaal’ publication Ltd.

Solo paitings Exhibitions

2017         ‘Hindola’ Paintings Exhibition at Neharu  Centre  Art Gallery [ Main], Mumbai

2013:        KAMDHENU at Gallerie Leela, Sahar, Mumbai

2012:        Paintings and Caricatures at Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai

2011:       Caricatures on luminaries of Indian dance and music at Savai Gandharva                          Bhimsen    Mahotsav, Pune

2010:        Cartoons Exhibition at Indian Institute of Cartoonist, Bengaluru

2005:       The Life Illustrated at Pu La Deshpande Sabhagriha, Mumbai, India

1996:        Cartoons and Illustrations at Shreepati Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

 Group exhibitions:

2018-       Jaipur Kala Kendra painting exhibition, Jaipur

2018-       Cartoon Group Show , Amravati

Cartoon Group Show , Nagpur

Cartoon group show , Pune

2017:      ‘’Sahayog ‘’at Coomaraswamy hall, Mumbai

2014        ‘’ Art 11’’ group show at Coomaraswamy hall, Mumbai

2014:         Paintings and Cartoons at Pu La Yuva Mahotsav, Mumbai

2014:         Cartoons at PL Deshpande Art Gallery, Mumbai

2014:          Paintings at Kaladalan, Borivali, Mumbai

2013:        ‘Sanyog’ at Cooramaswamy Hall, Mumbai

2007:               My life my message – Mahatma Gandhi, Mumbai

2004:               Cartoons on Globalisation at Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

2002:               Eminent Cartoonists of India, Hyderabad

2006:               India at a glance- Cartoons  from India, Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany

2005/07:  Float design, for Nice Carnival, France

1992-98:          Salon International Cartoon Festival, France

1987:               International Comic Festival, Switzerland


2019:          Aacharya Atre  Cartoonist  Award, Pune

2018 :             Maya Kamath Memorial Award 2019, Bangalore, Special  Jury Award

2002:               ‘Eminent Cartoonists of India’ documentary by Doordarshan and felicitation by the Andhra Pradesh government

2000:               Poster campaign nomination at the Cannes Advertising Festival, France.

1997/1998:     Illustrator of the Year by the Communication Arts Guild (CAG), India

1986:               Bronze Trophy for Illustration, Communication Arts Guild (CAG), India


  1.  Funcaar-I-Kachery, a Tribute to Indian Classical Music Maestros.

2005:               Life Illustrated

2005:               Cari-toons

1998:               Bodyline

1996:   Jest Doodling

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