Achievements and Accomplishments
  • Recipient of the TAAL-MANI  Award from Sur-Singar Parishad, Mumbai 
  • Graded  “ A “  by Govt of India 
  • Over 20 years of experience as a Professional Artist- Both Soloist and Accompanist
  • Conferred with the title of LAYA-SHIROMANI at the Hindustani Music Festival, Chennai. 
  • Has traveled to countries such as USA, Canada, Malaysia, Middle East for concerts
  • Part of the Diplomatic International Cultural Exchanges that traveled to many countries such as Russia, Germany, Hungary, France, UK, Austria, Holland and USA
  • Has been a visiting faculty for various leading Universities in Europe, Japan and USA
  • Has recorded for entire film songs and background for many films that won international and national acclaim
  • Hindi Films:  Devdas, Agnivarsha, Saaz 
  • Hollywood Films: Miss Beaty’s Children, 39 Steps to Heaven, etc. 

    CD, Albums & Media releases :  
  • Art of the Sitar (1990)– with Ust.Shahid Parvez
  • The Elements - Space- India Today Music Series- with Ust. Zakir Hussain
  • Ustad Salamat Ali Khan accompanied by Shri. Nishikant Barodekar and Ustad Sultan Khan—HMV- CD, cassette. 
Has accompanied Legends such as:-
  • Pt Bhimsen Joshi
  • Ust. Vilayat Khan
  • Ust. Munnavar Ali Khan
  • Ust Salamat Ali Khan
  • Ust. Amjad Ali Khan
  • Pt Jasraj
  • Vidvan Lalgudi Jayaraman                          
  • Pt. Birju Maharaj
  • Ust.Zakir Hussain
  • Pt Vasantrao Deshpande
  • Begum Parveen Sultana
  • Ust Shahid Parvez etc.   
He has also accompanied International Stars such as :-
  • John McLaughlin,(World famous Guitarist)
  • Larry Coreal,
  • BabaTunje OlaTunje.
He also performs with top artistes of the current generation such as :-
  • Mandolin U. Srinivas,
  • Niladri Kumar,
  • Rakesh Chaurasia
  • Ulhas Bapat,
  • Sivamani,
  • Irshad Khan,
  • Taufiq Qureshi,
  • Malladi bros ,
  • Sashwati Sen and many more.