|3.9.1923 - 4.5.2008|
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Born in 1923 in Varanasi, he is a disciple of the renowned tabla exponent of the Benaras gharana Kanthe Maharaj. In a career spanning five decades, he has come to be known as a performer and teacher of high distinction. He has, over the years, accompanied almost every Hindustani musician of note, both vocalists and instrumentalists. He has also excelled in solo presentations and provided accompaniment to maestros of Kathak dance. Notable awards include Padma Shri (1973), the SNA Award (1984), Padma Vibhushan (2002); Honorary D.Litt. (Jivaji University, 2004).