Born on 15 October 1969, Ganesh Kumar hails from Kannur, a small town in Kerala. At the age of one, he was affected by polio. But despite his disability, Ganesh started writing and painting early from the age of three. Gradually, over a period of time, Ganesh lost the complete use of his hands and feet, thereby restricting the artist to a wheelchair for life.
Slowly he began to use his mouth to write and paint. He did not attend formal school but yet learned to read and write in English. Everything he does is self-taught including mouth painting. At the moment, Ganesh Kumar’s work consists of over 3000 paintings. He has been a member of the MFPA since 1988.