Born: April 28, 1923
Died: 28 October, 1995
Pandit Gajanan Madhav Karnad was born in a middle class Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin family on 28 April, 1923. Little Gajanan was blessed with music in his veins. The Maharaja of Dharampur awarded him a special prize in appreciation of his talent. Those days, when songs were recorded in single takes, Gajananrao's violin (song violin) rendered support to these wonderful singers like Lata, Mukesh, Mohd Rafi, Tala Manna Dey etc to give their best shot in each take.