Savlaram Laxman Haldankar (1882 – 1968), born in Savantwadi, Maharashtra, showed early talent in the arts and enrolled at the Sir J J School of Art. A student of Dhurandhar and Cecil Burns, he soon distinguished himself by winning prizes and exhibiting in Mumbai, Madras, Simla and Royal Society of Artists, London. He also started the Haldankar Art Institute in 1908 in Mumbai. Later, with other friends, he found the Art Society of India in 1918 and became its president. He was highly accomplished in water color and oils, with a special mastery over portraits. His works were acquired by Prince of Wales Museum and the National Art Gallery, Mumbai. The painting shows an Indian woman holding a lighted lamp in one hand, the other hand covering the light of the lamp from the front. The woman is in a simple and traditional Indian saree. The effect of the painting is heightened by the shadow of the woman in the back. The painting is done in such a manner that it looks as if the light of the lamp makes the lady visible. It has perfect shadows and visibility that makes the painting more artistic. Glow of hope also called “Lady with the lamp” is a painting by S. L. Haldankar.