Born on 1 August 1924 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Shankar Lal Mishra received his
training in Hindustani music from Narayan Rao Joshi of Gwalior, Bhola Nath Bhatt of
Allahabad, and later from Ustad Amir Khan. Shri Shankar Lal Mishra belongs to the Kirana
Gharana. He has performed widely in India and abroad, and also over All India Radio and
Doordarshan. All through his career on the concert platform, he has imparted training in
vocal music to his many students, and devoted himself to the academic study of music. His
books on musical theory and practice in Hindi include Sangeet Shastra Vivechan, and Raag
Sangam. He has also composed and published more than five hundred Dhrupad, Dhamar,
Khayal, Thumri and Dadra compositions. He has many recordings to his credit.
Shri Shankar Lal Mishra has received several awards for his work from institutions of arts.
Shri Shankar Lal Mishra receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Award for his contribution to Hindustani vocal music.