Born on 21 July 1928 in Chail in Punjab, Raja Mrigendra Singh received his initial training
in the Sattar, Surbahar and Veena from Bhai Mehboob Ali of the Patiala gharana. He later
learnt Hindustani vocal music under Akhtar Hussain Khan. A PhD of Guru Nanak Dev
University, Punjab, he has taught at reputed institutions in the country, besides being
invited as guest lecturer at universities in the United States and Canada.
Raja Mrigendra Singh has played the Sattar and Surbahar in various music festivals in India and abroad, and has also performed for All India Radio and Doordarshan. He has published a number of books on music, comparative religion, and philosophy. These works include the Vadan Sagar and Sangit Kaumadi published by Punjabi University, Patiala. He and has also written numerous articles on instrumental music.
For his contribution in the field of performing arts, he has been honoured by a number of institutions. Raja Mrigendra Singh receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Award for his contribution to scholarship in the performing arts.