Shri Rupesh Kashinath Gawas was born on 19th August 1980 in
village Keri (Sattari), Goa. He received his initial training in
Hindustani music under the able guidance of eminent gurus
including Shri Anand Mhaskar, Shri Prakash Korgaonkar, Shri
Sudhakar Karandikar, Dr. Hanumant V. Burli and Prof. Kamlakar
Naik. Presently, he is receiving advanced training under the
tutelage of Shri Vijay Bakshi. He holds a Masters Degree in Vocal
Music from Lalit Kala Kendra, University of Pune and has received
Scholarships in the field of classical music from the Department of
Culture, Government of India, the Kala Akademi, Goa and Dr.
Shradhanand Thakur Scholarship from Dadar Matunga Cultural
He is an approved artist of All India Radio in Hindustani music and Sugam Sangeet. He has performed in many prestigious music festivals all over India.
He has also contributed to the print media by writing a book on music titled 'Shadja' in Konkani. He has also received the National Balshree Award from the Bal Bhavan Society of India.
Shri Rupesh Kashinath Gawas is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2015 for his notable talent in the field of Hindustani Vocal Music.