Born in 1938 at Vadodara (Gujarat), Shashikant was destined to climb greater heights in his life.

Initiated early into the musical world through mother Late Smt Nalinee Tambe, the first few inducing notes of motherly music prompted young “Shashi” to gain more interest in music. Further, he pursued the skills, knowledge and delved deeper into it. As the luck would favour him, he got advanced guidance from Pt Krishnarao Mujumdar (Mamasaheb) - from Ustd Rajab Ali khan lineage - which enabled him to hone the finer nuances & enhancement of musical dexterity.

The time ahead won him a lot of laurels when he was awarded with the vocal music Gold Medal through the hands of then the first President of India – Dr Rajendra Prasad.

A student of Holkar Science college-Indore with a Master of Sciences, He is a Doctorate in Chemistry and has been a professor of Chemistry and served as head of the department until retirement.

Being an established “A” graded artist for All India Radio (AIR) and TV (Doordarshan), he has been regularly performing for more than 5 decades and is an reputed name in the broadcasting world. He has been invited to participate in prestigious Radio Sangeet Sammelan (musical conferences) and has the privilege of presenting multiple National Programmes to his credit. As one would imagine, he is also actively involved and nominated as a judge and subject matter expert for auditions and competitions for All India Radio.

He has been a successful performer in most of prestigious music festivals / locations of India – Sawai Gandharva, Tansen Samroha, NCPA Auditorium, Malwa Utsav, Bharat Bhavan, Saptak and many more.

India International Society for Unity has conferred him with “Ratna Shiromani Award”. There are several other honours that he received – Mehfil samman at Indore, Karkare felicitation from Gwalior, All India Sanskar Bharati Samman from Luckhnow.

Has authored three significant books – Arohi, Avarohi & Raag Parichay based on his own compositions in numerous ragas. His references can be seen in many publications related to music.

He has travelled abroad to Europe & Asia Pacific and has performed in the UK and several other locations outside India.

He has been guiding a whole lot of budding and mature musicians. Also, he is a respected guide for Mphil and PhD students. In addition to vocal music, he has equally proficient hand on violin as well.

Popularly known as “Bhai” in the family, Dr Shashikant Tambe resides in Indore with wife Smt Jayashree and has two sons & two grandsons.

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