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Hailed as a musician’s musician, Ulhas Kashalkar was born into a musical family in Maharashtra. He was initiated into music by his father ​Shri. Nagesh Dattatreya Kashalkar​, an advocate and a musicologist.

He is a gold medalist from Nagpur University in his post graduation,where he learnt from Pt.Rajabhau Kogje and  Prof.Prabhakar Rao Khardenavis​.

He received rigorous talim from ​Pt. Ram Marathe and Pt.Gajanan Rao Joshi ​in three distinct Gharanas such as Gwalior Jaipur and Agra.


While ​his music remains deep rooted in tradition, the listeners revel in the experience of listening to a new gayaki.

Ulhas ji is associated with ​ITC Sangeet Research Academy ,Kolkata as a Senior Guru since 1992 . He is also guiding students in ​Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay in Dhaka, Bangladesh as a Guru since 2014 .

Ulhas ji is a recipient of several awards such as Sangeet Natak Academy award , Pt.Bhimsen Joshi Jeevan Gaurav Puraskaar by the Govt. of Maharashtra ,   Pt. Omkarnath Thakur award by Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academy, Rashtriya Tansen Puraskar by the Madhya Pradesh Govt ,and Padmashree from Govt of India . He has been bestowed with several titles such as ‘Swar - Ratna, Raag Rishi and Gaan Tapasvi from Jagat Guru Shankaracharya.

A torchbearer of our pristine tradition, Ulhas ji continues to enthral and take his audiences on an ecstatic journey through his music.


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