Born on 30th March 1974 in Akola, Maharashra; received
initial training of music from his father Pandit Dinakarrao
Elkunchwar; later received training from Shri S.B. Deshpande and
Shri Manohar Kaslikar; presently learning under the tutelage of Shri
Yashwantbuwa Joshi, an eminent musician of Gwalior gharana; a post graduate in engineering
from Mumbai university: has performed widely within the country in prestigious festivals
including the NCPA festival at Mumbai, ‘Kalabharati’ at Matunga, Ganvardhan at Pune, Saptak at
Nagpur, India International Centre, Delhi, Savai Gandharva Sanmaroh at Kundgol, Sangeetotsav
held at Aurangabad by SNA, Delhi and All India conference of Akhila Bharatiya Gandharva
Mahavidyala, Belgaun: has many recording to his credit; has received many awards from various
prestigious organizations including the Surmani Award and Rashtriya Gaurav Award.
Shri Sandeep H. Deshmukh receives the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for Hindustani vocal music.