Artist, teacher, and educator, Prabha was born in Gwalior, India in 1928.
In 1961, Prabha earned his doctoral degree from NYU, United States. Returning to India with his family, Prabha took over as Director of a prototype institution with the Government of India.
From 1961 - 1967 he was director of the Children Centers for Creative, Critical, and constructive education at the Bal Bhavan and National Childrens Museum.
In 1969, Prabha took on the new and innovative Mineola Arts Project, a district- wide arts project, infusing the entire curriculum with the arts, reaching all students, involving and engaging the entire instructional staff.
From Mineola, Prabha went on to spend seventeen years in teaching and administering in schools such as the Director of the Arts and Music programs in Middle Country Schools Centereach, NY, until he retired in 1991.
Prabha’s last position as a professional educator was at Teachers College, Columbia University where he taught graduate art education students and arranged the 31stINSEA WORLD CONGRESS 2002.
Prabha spent his professional life painting, making art, learning about art and teaching about art. These were continuing passions for him. In each aspect of his life, Prabha created community. Always evolving, Prabha became a Master Gardener and a volunteer at Skylands Manor New Jersey Botanical Gardens and Laurelwood Arboretum, where he designed some of the gardens and gathered yet another new community of friends.