Kamal Koria was born in the small town of Mangrol, Gujarat in western India and his childhood was spent in a close-knit family, and amongst street life with friends causing mischief and enjoying considerable freedom.
Kamal graduated from C.N. College of Fine Arts, Ahmedabad in 1977 and moved to the UK to pursue a career in graphic design. While designing cards, wedding invitations and album covers to pay the bills, Kamal always spent his spare time sketching scenes from his childhood. Now in his retirement, those sketches have taken centre stage and serve as a means of reminiscing the good old days in his hometown in India.