Mr.Liyakath Ali, born in 1954 at Udupi, hails from a poor and respectable Muslim family. At the tender age of 3 years he fell victim to myelitis caused by polio and soon lost strength of both legs.
He countered very many socio economic problems during his youth. Poverty and disability cut short his ordeal in quest of academic career. He has to be content with Pre University Course. Fortunate for him, the appetite for art inherently with him. Prompted by the intense urge and undeterred outlook, he nurtured the art within-through self-perception supplemented by relentless practice and grew into an artist. In fact the craftsmanship empowered him to stand by his family in the difficult days spreading pangs of hunger.
During 1979 he joined Syndicate Bank as an artist unleashing a new assurance in his life which enhanced his faith in his artistic outlook and paved way for aspiring higher life values and dignified human relationship. He has contributed his ideals and presentations significantly over the years to his employers by designing advertisement layouts and scrip sketches of the house journal “GIANT”.
As an artist he has created many artistic canvasses in the form of Abstract art, landscapes, figurative paintings etc., and received appreciation from art lovers. He also created many works of art relating to Hindu Mythological gods like Lord Ganesha, Shiva, and Krishna etc. His paintings were displayed at a number of Painting Exhibitions held across the State as well as the Country.