Born in 1931 in Jamkhandi, Karnataka, Shri Sangameshwar Gurav received his training in Hindustani vocal music from his father Ganapat Rao Gurav. He belongs to the Kirana gharana. Shri Sangameshwar Gurav has served as Professor in the Department of Music at Karnataka University, Dharwar, for a number of years. He has also frequently sung on the radio. For his service to music, the Government of Karnataka has conferred upon Shri Gurav the Rajya Sangeet Vidwan Puraskar and the State Akademi Award. Shri Sangameshwar Gurav receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribu- tion to Hindustani vocal music.