Mustafa Monwar is an eminent Bangladeshi artist, painter, sculptor, puppeteer, TV and radio program director, producer, performer, and a professor of the Department of Drawing and Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. He is currently the chairman of Bangladesh Shishu Academy, which is the national academy for promoting cultural development and for nurturing the artistic talents of children in Bangladesh. His puppet shows, filled with positive social messages, are watched and beloved by Bengali speaking children all over the world. In 2004 Mr. Monwar was awarded the Ekushey Padak, one of the highest civilian awards in Bangladesh. Mr. Monwar resides in Dhaka, Bangladesh with his family. His only granddaughter believes (rightfully) that she has the best grandfather in the world.