A very prominent and versatile artist Sudhir Ranjan Khastagir was equally proficient in painting and sculpture. He was an active, lively and dynamic artist who came across many renowned personalities in the country and abroad. It is nearly impossible to take any name of the great personalities of those days whose portraits are done by sitting for study in front of him – Rabindranath, Gandhiji, Jawaharlal Nehru, J.Krishnamurtty, Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel, Vijay Lakshmi Pandit, Arnold Bake, Shamsher Jung Bahadur, Prithwiraj Kapur and many others. In his painting – the swift, lively and spontaneous movements of lines and bright colours fascinate his viewers.
- 1937 : He had an initial training in fine arts at Santiniketan, studied fine art under Nandalal Bose
- 1931 : Learnt stone carving at the studio of the renowned sculptor Ganpat Kashinath Mahtre in Mumbai
- 1958 : Government of India honoured him with Padmashri