I present to you, Sir, Shri Radhika Mohan Maitra. Born in 1917 at Calcutta, Shri Maitra is a leading Sarod player of Murad Ali and Seniya gharanas. He had his training under Ameer Khan of Shah- jahanpur and Dabir Khan of Rampur. Shri Maitra is known for the clarity of presentation of ragas. He has been associated with various Universities such as Viswa Bharati University and Burdwan Academy. Shri Maitra has been on concert tours to China, New- zealand, Australia, Afghanistan and Nepal. He has written many articles on the art and aesthetics of music and a book on Instrumental Music. For his eminence in the field of music and his contribution to its enrichment, Shri Radhika Mohan Maitra receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Instrumental Music.