Musui was the young Santhal who turned up as the model for Radhakrishnan while in Santiniketan. Enticed by the innocence and rootedness he did a study of Musui in the nude. When he moved to Delhi the sculpture was too large, he sawed off the head and carried it with him. The smiling head gathered dust but also was embedded in the mind of the man who made it. In time this head demanded a completeness – instead of giving a torso to the head, the supple, agile and diminutive free spirited Musui took shape.