Pt. Krishnarao Shankar Pandit  of Gwalior Gharana is acknowledged as a doyen of Hindustani Classical Music. He was born on 26th July 1893.  Pt. Krishnaraoji was groomed at a very early age by his illustrious and devoted father Pt. Shankar Pandit who was legend in himself and the late Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan.  Not only was noted for his unique and incomparable vocal music but also for devoting his entire life to the service of music and its propagation amongst the masses.