Born in Benares, India. Plays tabla. Studied tabla in the Guru-Shisya-Parampara-system and received his 'Sangit Prakabar' in 1986. Since 1990 he is an All India Radio artist from Hyderabad. Over the years he has performed throughout Europe, India, USA and Japan as a solo-artist and accompanist of well-known musicians such as Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, G.S. Sachdev and others. He also made recordings ranging from Indian classical music to Jazz-Fusion and modern ballet. Since 1989 he is a regular performer in the "Series India Klassiek" concerts.