'M.K. Parandekar (1877 - 1961), was a passionate landscape painter who travelled all over India. His landscapes were widely appreciated by rulers of the Princely states and the Governor, Lord Willingdon, who conferred on him the title, ‘Artist to His Excellency, Governor of Bombay’. His landscape of Banaras is full of realism created with illusionary perspective and harmonious colors.'

- Excerpt from S. Bahulkar and D. Ghare, 'Artists of the Bombay School'