Noted painter Akhilesh comes from Madhya Pradesh and his works are admired internationally. He has prolifically written original books and also translated many books in Hindi. He is one of the rare artists who had the good fortune of being associated with the three great masters of Indian art; J Swaminathan, Maqbool Fida Husain and Saiyad Haider Raza. He is a mentor of many emerging artists today and keenly follows their journeys from a close perspective. Listen to an hour long unwinding conversation Abir Pothi had with Akhilesh.