Baua Devi of Jitwarpur village was selected for Padma shree award. Jitwarpur village of Madhubani district in known as stronghold of Mithila painting .Proficient craftswoman , Baua Devi has been attached with this art from almost 60 years .She has also received National award in 1985-86 .
Jagdamba Devi and Sita Devi , two craftswomen of this village have also been awarded by Padma Shree award .
Baua Devi has received more than dozens awards yet . She has also represented India in the Mithila Museum Japan 11 times .She has engrave the artifacts of Mithila painting in this museum .The madhubani artist has visited many countries including France , Germany and Barcelona.
At present , she is 75 years old and lives in Delhi with her family . She has told over the phone that she is making Mithila painting since the age of 13 years .