Born in 1929 in the village of Mangeshi, Goa, Shri Jitendra Abhisheki learnt vocal music from Pandit Jagannathbua Purohit and Ustad Azmat Hussain Khan of the Agra gharana and Shri Gulubhai Jasdanwala of the Jaipur gharana. He is endowed with a rich voice and has evolved a distinct style of singing khayal. He is also well known for his rendering of Marathi natyasangeet and devotional songs.
A popular musician, Shri Jitendra Abhisheki has performed extensively over the past 30 years and has issued a number of gramophone records and cassettes. He has also composed music for more than 25 Marathi musicals and published extensively on various aspects of Hindustani music.
Awarded the Homi Bhabha Fellowship for research on Hindustani music, Shri Jitendra Abhisheki is associated as an adviser with various institutions including All India Radio.
Shri Jitendra Abhisheki receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Hindustani vocal music.