Ganesh Prasad Sharma



Born on 7 September 1929 in Allahabad, Shri Ganesh Prasad Sharma received his training in music from Vaman Narayan Thakkar, Wazid Hussain Khan, and Bholanath Bhatt. Together with vocal music, he learnt playing the Sitar from Banwari Lal and the Tabla from Lalji Srivastava. Shri Ganesh Prasad Sharma has performed in major music festivals in India, and sung all along on All India Radio and Doordarshan. To propagate Hindustani music in a region relatively less advantaged in training facilities, he established the institution Sangeetlok in Ambala, where he has been teaching students over many years. He has published a book on music titled Raag Praveen for the benefit of research scholars in Hindustani music. To advance his pedagogic interest, he has conducted a number of workshops and seminars on music.
For his service to music, Shri Ganesh Prasad Sharma has been honoured by institutions such as the Haryana Institute of Performing Arts. He has created new ragas and has many recordings to his credit.
Shri Ganesh Prasad Sharma receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Award for his contribution to Hindustani vocal music.