Jaba Chitrakar is a renowned Patua of Naya in Pingla, Pachim Medinipur district. She is adored for her soulful rendition of ‘Pater Gaan’. She started learning the art of Patachitra during her childhood from legendary Patua Dukhushyam Chitrakar. Jaba has participated in exhibitions and events across India. She has visited France twice where she has also participated in a workshop. Her two daughters Sonia Chitrakar and Mousumi Chitrakar have also established themselves as accomplished artists and bearing the tradition with high enthusiasm.
Jaba Chitrakar had participated in the Urkult Festival of Sweden in 2017. She exhibited her scrolls and narrated the tales through songs. Her artworks and performance was highly appreciated by the audience. Other than this, she also participated in a workshop on natural colours.