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Suresh Talwalkar Padma Shri Awarded In 2013

Suresh Talwalkar

Suresh Talwalkar

Award Name : Padma Shri

Year of Award : 2013

Award for : Arts

Location : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Suresh Talwalkar is an Indian musician who plays the percussion instrument tabla. He was born in 1948 in Mumbai, Bombay State, India. He trained under tabla players Pandharinath Nageshkar and Vinayakrao Ghangrekar, and studied the rhythm theory of Carnatic music and Hindustani classical singing. His style draws from several gharanas (stylistic schools) and he accompanied classical musicians and dancers; Talwalkar frequently performed with sarangi player Ram Narayan since the late 1960s, accompanied classical singer Ulhas Kashalkar, and has toured in the United States, Europe, and Africa. He taught tabla players, including Vijay Ghate, and Western drummers. Talwalkar was awarded the All India Radio Award in 1966, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2004 and Padma Shri in 2013.