Born in 1944 in Mumbai, Shri Vidyadhar Narayanrao Vyas learnt music from his father Pandit Narayanrao Vyas, an eminent musician of the Gwalior gharana. A leading Hindustani vocalist, Shri Vidyadhar Vyas has performed widely in India and abroad. He has many commercial recordings of classical music to his credit. A reputed musicologist and a distinguished teacher, he has served as Principal of the Rajasthan Sangeet Sansthan in Jaipur. Later, he has worked as Professor and Head of the Music Department of Bombay University and has also been Vice-Chancellor of the Bhatkhande Music Institute University, Lucknow. At present, he is working as Executive Director of ITC’s Sangeet Research Academy in Calcutta. He has been awarded the Senior Fellowship of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi for a post- doctoral research project. Shri Vidyadhar Narayanrao Vyas receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribu- tion to Hindustani vocal music.