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Paul was born in Kodaikanal on 22 September 1914 and died on 2 October 1979. G D Arulraj was born in 1925 and died in June 1972 while visiting India. Arul worked at Laguna Beach in the 60's and 1970's. G D Thyagaraj might have been born in 1922 and I am told that he probably died sometime before 1981. He moved to northern India as a young man. I lived in India as a child and spent a lot of time in Calcutta. My mother purchased several paintings directly from Paul Raj while living in Madras and this got me interested in his works. I then discovered he had two brothers Arul Raj and Thyaga Raj who were both fantastic artists. I could not find much information on the internet so decided to set up my own blog. Subsequently a Facebook tribute site has also been created to the memory of the three brothers. Contact me at:

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

G D Paulraj - Chai Wallah

Painting by G D Paulraj that seems to be called "Chai Wallah", which I assume means tea seller or tea shop.

This is the second painting of this name I have now added both being slightly different.  There is also a nice name on the rear showing the price of Rs. 275/-.  It has been suggested due to the address on the back that this painting was done between 1967 and 1978, an eleven year time span, but still helpful.

I think it was for sale in the USA during 2010, I do not think that I have added this one before.  It has a framers stamp on the back and it was called the "Happy Dragon" in California.


  1. Nice work. Any idea what is the year??

  2. Hello Prabal as it is priced at Rs 275/- this might be from the late 1960's. We know from his works that in 1962 some paintings were being sold for Rs 150/-.