I present to you, Sir, Shri G.H. Ranade, who has been elected this year as a Fellow of the Sangeet Natak Akademi for his rich contribution to music. Born in 1897, and trained under distinguished masters, Shri Ranade is renowned as a scholar and musicologist. Many research papers and books, particularly on the history and acoustics of music stand testimony to his vast knowledge in the field of music. He has served many Universi-ties and the Sangeet Natak Akademi on their academic boards with distinction. He has made his contributions felt at music conferences at home and abroad.