In an attempt to re-establish the ” Gond painting” on its well- deserved pedestal, Sunil Shayam’s endeavors are worth mentioning. Even though he was from a working-class family, with parental and financial responsibilities, he didn’t surrender to the difficulties along his path. He realized his love for painting in his early years. But he started formal training only in the year 2003 after he returned to his village from Amarkantak, where he worked as a laborer. He was able to receive training due to the efforts of Jangarh Singh. He received no support from his parents when he decided to make a career in Gond painting. With time things changed and from the next year (2004) started giving out into society by organizing workshops, independent training for young minds. While at the same time, he supported his family financially. His personal growth as an artist has depended on his unshakable determination and rigorous practice. At present, Sunil makes his paintings at home and conducts his business through social media platforms like WhatsApp and online exhibitions which earns him just enough money to feed himself and his family. He imparts his skills to the younger generations of his village by conducting painting classes for them. He has also organized workshops in various schools, especially government schools and colleges of Delhi and Mumbai, and seeks more invitations. He has organized many workshops and exhibitions nationwide. Sunil is well aware of his circumstances and hardships. He is facing everything in his journey, but he is determined to strive for his art to reach new heights. He believes that his efforts will not be fruitful unless people like us help him spread this art in the world. He aspires to achieve international recognition for Gond painting. He wants to see more and more people taking up such marginalized artforms as Gond painting and collectively take it to national and international fronts. He has a firm belief in the potential of the art and believes that with proper encouragement and marketing this art can provide non-conventional career options for the youths to cherish their talent and harvest India’s long-lost or lesser-known art form. He urges the younger generation of painters to keep alive their heritage which is on the verge of extinction.