I present to you, Sir, Sri Vasantarao Deshpande.
Born in 1920, Sri Vasantarao Deshpande had his initiation in music from the late Sri Shankar- rao Sapre of Nagpur. He received further training under the late Sri Suresbbabu Mane and Ustad Aman Ali Khan Bhindibazarwale. He is known for his control and mastery over voice and fine sense of laya.
Sri Deshpande is a well known stage actor and singer. He has composed music for plays and presided over the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Sammelan in 1982.
For his eminence in the field of music and his contribution to its enrichment Sri Vasantarao Deshpande receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Music for 1982.