Krishna Pandurang Musale

Born on 31 August 1972 in Beed district of Maharashtra, Shri Krishna Pandurang Musale received his initial training in Dholki from his father Shri Pandurang Ghotkar. At a later stage, his skills in Tabla were honed under Shri Arvind Mulgaonkar.
Shri Musale soon achieved prominence as a percussionist of Dholki. As a versatile performer he has accompanied on the Dholki leading dancers of Lavani and musicians including Sulochana Chavan, Chaya-Maya Khutegaonkar, Yamunabai Waikar, Madhu Kambikar, Asha Bhosale, and others. He has worked as a percussionist with many famous music directors including Laxmikant Pyarelal, Bappi Laheri, Vitthal Shinde, Nandu Honap, Milind Mohite, and Kamlesh Bhadakamkar. He has performed in many prestigious festivals in the country.
Shri Krishna Pandurang Musale receives the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for the year 2011 for his notable talent in the field of folk music of Maharashtra.