I present to you, Sir, Shri Gajananrao Joshi. Born in Bombay on 30th January. 1911. Shri Joshi belongs to a family of renowned musicians. Shri Gajananrao had his training with Anant Manohar Joshi (father) who was himself an Awardee of the Akademi, Ramakrishnabua Vaze, Bhoorji Khan, Vilayat Hussain Khan and Vinayakrao Ghangrekar. Thus, his vocal style, based mainly on Gwalior gharana, has the influence of other gharanas also. Besides being an outstand- ing vocalist, he is known as one of the pioneering violinists of Hindustani music. Shri Joshi was a Music Advisor to the All India Radio. For his eminence in the field of music and his contribution to its enrichment, Shri Gajananrao Anant Joshi receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Instrumental Music.