An accomplished vocalist of the Gwalior Gharana, Dr. Vikas N. Kashalkar hails from a family with music tradition. His father, Advocate N. D. Kashalkar was a renowned musicologist and writer. Dr. Kashalkar received his basic training in classical music from his father. Further, he received his advanced training in music from Pandit Gajananrao Joshi, a stalwart of the Gwalior, Jaipur & Agra Gharana and a violin virtuoso. Dr. Kashalkar's singing reflects all the brilliant facets of systematic training : 'Talim ka Gana', in the language of the music connoisseurs. His melodious voice and intricacies of ?Tanas? give immense joy to the listeners. His style is deeply rooted in traditions but his imagination knows no boundaries, sky is the only limit. Hence, there is always a feeling of newness in his rendering.