Bholekar was born in Bollakpalli. He obtained his diploma in drawing and painting from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, completed a Diploma in Painting in 1961, and since then continued painting, winning several awards, participating in several state and national exhibitions, and organizing art activities. He was also a graduate of Osmania University.
He participated in several groups and one-man shows in Portugal, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Germany, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore Chennai, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Amritsar, Raipur, Baroda and took part in Art Conference National Academy of Fine Arts, International Arts Conference Lalit Kala Academy 3rd Triennale, New Delhi World Telugu Conference, and Artiste Conference A.P. State Lalit Kala Academy Hyderabad.
Bholekar came from a small village called Bollakpalli, on the banks of river Manjeera which is 5 kilometers away from Banswada in the Kamareddy district of Telangana State in India. He belonged to the Patlolla family where he was also known as Patlolla Srihari. He got his name Bholekar when it was recorded by Marathi-based institutions where he initially studied. This is due to the practice of the people of Maharashtra of adding the '-Kar' suffix to one's village/community and keeping it as a surname.
As he was born and brought up in Telangana in India he set his paintings of rural life in a modern style by powerful imageries with an unusual and unique background setup. Most of his subjects portray not only the life of Telangana and its culture, customs, traditions, difficulties, plights, misfortunes, and predicaments but also abstracts and international level art-works.
The Art of Bholekar brings significant emotional, cultural, and cognitive evaluations of the nature of life.
Bholekar died on August 23, 2018.
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