Born in 1925 in Belgaum, Karna- taka, Shri Krishna Gundopant Ginde received his training in vocal music at Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapeeth, Lucknow, under Dr S.N. Ratanjankar. Among the most learned exponents of Khayal today, Shri K. G. Ginde has performed widely over a career spanning several decades. He has played a significant role as a teacher and has offered guidance to many successful musicians of the younger generation. Shri K. G. Ginde has several cassettes to his credit and has been recorded at length for the archives of notable music institutions. He is pre- sently occupied in research on the musical material left by his guru Shri S.N. Ratanjankar. Shri K.G. Ginde has received several titles and awards for his work in music. Shri K. G. Ginde receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Hindu- stani vocal music.