Raju’s shy and unassuming nature, is diametrically opposite to his bold and almost-symmetrical visual style. He is a force to recon within the gond art market. His paintings are dense in their treatment and there is always perfect symmetry. He has adopted banda, the rope used to bind sheaves of grain, as his motif to provide texture to his forms. “It is the banda which ties the crops so the farmer can sell them and feed his family.” In gratitude, Rajendra uses this symbol as his signature.