A distinguished exponent of the Senia Maihar Gharana, Pt. Taranathji’s distinctive musicianship demonstrates striking imaginative power, technical excellence and emotional range.
He has been honored nationally by the Government of India with the 2019 Padma Shri and the 1999-2000 Sangeet Natak Akademi award and within his home state of Karnataka (including the 1998 Chowdiah Memorial and the 2018 Sangeet Vidhwan, 2019 Nadoja awards) where he is recognized as a pioneering influence in South India. A distinguished disciple of the great sarod maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, he also received crucial guidance from two other legendary musicians of this musical lineage,
Pt. Ravi Shankar and Vidushi Annapurna Devi.