Prof. Parmanand Dalwadi, born in a craftsman family in Gujarat, graduated in Fine Arts from M.S.U. Baroda in 1963 and did his post-graduation in Visual Communication from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in 1968.
He accompanied Mr Henri Cartier-Bresson, the world-renowned photo-journalist of high repute on his journey to northern India in 1965. In return, Cartier-Bresson picked him and placed him in pictorial services, Paris to work with the legendary Pierre Gassmann with funding from the Ford Foundation.
He met his wife Radium in France and she can be seen in a few of his captured stills. Parmanand was the President of Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad for a period of 6 years.