B.D.Dethan born in 1946 Nov 15 at Trivandrum. Diploma in painting from Government School of Arts Trivandrum. Participated in orientation course in the balabhavan and children's museum, New Delhi in 1971,1973. Art instructor in Jawahar balabhavan, Trivandrum (1970-1984). Worked as artist, town planning department, Museum and Zoo Trivandrum, as Art Editor State Institute of Encyclopedia Publications, Trivandrum (1977-2001).Executive member, Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi(Three times).Member of the Malayalam book development Council, Member Board of Studies Kerala university.Solo Exhibition : In the years 19731973,1974,1974,1977,1985,1991,1997,1999,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007. Participated in Rastriya Kala Mein, Bangalore 1995.Awards: Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi in State exhibition of art conducted in the years, 1969,1971,1972,1973,1974,1975,1977.From GhandhiLenin centenary celebrations 1970 and Gandhi smarakanidhi, Kerala 1970, Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship 2007.
Camps: An India artist camp by Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi at bhoothan kettu 1974.
South Indian artist camp at bolgatti palace, Cochin 1984. All India artist camp, Nandhi Hill, Banglore.All India artist camp ponmudi. South Indian artist camp Regional Centre, Madras. International artist camp Banglore 2004.
Collections: National Museum of Modern Art Gallery, New Delhi. Parliament House, New Delhi.
Kendra Lalit !Cala Akademi, New Delhi. Indian Embassy, Thailand. King Fisher, Bangalore.Decay} Airways, Bangalore. Subex limited, Bangalore. Taj Hotel, Trivandrum, Taj Hotel Kovalam, (Fifty six Paintings). Muthoot Plazha, Trivandrum. Trans Tower, Trivandrum (Thirty six paintings).Kerala Lalit Kala Akaderni contemporary art gallery Cochin and Trichur.Sre,chitra art gallery, Trivandrum. Rajbhavan, Trivandrum. Tourism Department, Trivandrum.Travancore Cochin Chemicals, Cochin. Titanium Products, Trivandrum. Cochin Shipyard, Cochin.Minerals and Metals, Chavara. Hindustan Latex, Trivandrum. ITDC, KTDC Kovalam.Several private collections in India, U.S.A, Germany, Netherlands, U.K, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuwait and South Africa. Published a book KALI a collection of drawings with comments from person of eminence.