Shri. Madhav Tare was a late bloomer in music. He started learning Tabla in his twenties from Late Shri Aloni sir at Kalyan (a town near Mumbai, India). Later on, he had the good fortune to learn Tabla from Khalifa Ustad Amir Hussain Khan saheb. It was at this point of time when his true musical journey started, with rigorous training and Riyaz. While learning from Ustad Amir Hussain Khan Saheb, Shri Madhav Tare became very close to Pt. Arvind Mulgaonkar ji, Dada Naik, Pandurang Salunkhe, Aaba Dabholkar and many of his Guru Bandhus.

Shri Madhav Tare also believed in imparting traditional training in Tabla to the next generation, so as to pass on the legacy of our rich musical heritage to the next generation. Satish Tare, Sandip Mayekar, Ravi Ponkshe, Sanjay Deshpande, Milind tare (his Sons) and then lately, Ashish Tare (his Grand Son) were among those who were privileged by his training.

Shri. Madhav Tare was a versatile personality. In the early 80's he also learned Harmonium from Pt. Manohar Chimote. He was also actively involved with RSS and Yog Vidya Dham, Nasik to a great extend. All this, while working in Central Railway's Engineering department, he managed well to balance his job and musical passions.

Shri. Madhav Tare passed away on July 5th 2006, leaving behind his legacy in Tabla, well carried forward by his sons Satish and Milind and his grandson Ashish.


Pandit Arvind Mulgaonkar one of the most renowned contemporary Tabla Maestros. Pandit Mulgaonkar has not only devoted his entire life to learning, mastering and preserving the treasure of Tabla compositions but has also handed it down most generously to the next generation.

Pandit Arvind Mulgaonkar began his initial training in Tabla under Late Ustad Babalal Islampurkar. Then he became a disciple of Ustad Amir Hussain Khan (Doyen of Farrukhabad Gharana) and took advanced training for 14 years till Khansaheb's death. Later he trained under Ustad Ahmedjan Thirakhawa (3 years) and Ustad Ata Hussain Khan of Rampur (3 years).

Pandit ji has participated in a number of music conferences giving solo recitals and accompaniment to eminent artistes such as Late Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Late Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki, Late Pandit C. R. Vyas, Late Smt. Nirmaladevi, Pandit Ajay Pohankar, Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Rais Khan, Late Ustad Ziya Moinuddin Dagar (sitar/surbahar) to name a few.

Pandit ji has many prestigeous awards to his credit, including the State Award from the Govt. of Maharashtra in 1992 for excellence in instrumental music, ITC Sangeet Research Academy Award, 2006 for his lifelong and dedicated services to Indian classical music on 5th January,2007.

Pandit ji is a visiting lecturer at Mumbai University, Goa University, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Lalit Kala Kendra, Pune University, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Indira Kala Vidyapeeth, Khairagarh etc.

He is a member of the Advisory council of Municipal Kala Academy, Mumbai and Tansen Award and Kumar Gandharwa Award Selection Committee, M.P. He is the Founder Member of the "Bandish Tabla Art Promotion Trust" dedicated to Tabla Maestro Late Ustad Amir Hussain Khan, established in 1994 for the promotion of the Art of Tabla.

narayan joshi

Pandit Narayan Joshi son of pandit Gajananbua Joshi, disciple of Padmabhushan Ustad Ahmed Jan Thirkwa for above 30 years.

Wrote book on Aadital of tabla, having command on padhant and aethetics of tabla.

Shri Paithankar, Ravi Ponkshe, Aishwarya Nadkarni are some of the disciples of Narayan Joshi.