Raiba studied at J.J. School of Art, Mumbai from 1942 – 1946 during which he explored miniature painting techniques.
He is known for his landscapes and rural folk imagery. His earlier works depicted animals, humans and folk motifs which he witnessed during his time in Kashmir. He has worked with diverse mediums from paintings, to murals, stained glass works and creating canvases with jute.
Raiba has won several awards and his works are in the collection of the Cairo Museum, Egypt and at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi.