Sandesh POPATKAR (India) - tabla
Born in 1967 he belongs to a family of musical tradition. His father and first teacher Late Pt. Shankarrao Popatkar was renowned tabla artist of India and had played in national programs of music in All India Radio. At present he is under the musical guidance of Pt. Gopalrao Wadegaonkar. In 1986 he received the prestigious Tal Mani Award and one year later he started working at All India Radio in Nagpur. In 1988 he started performing abroad as a solo artist as well as an accompanist of all forms of indian music (vocal, instrumental and dance) in England, Switzerland, Turkey, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland and Portugal.