is one of India's leading exponents of Sarod among the younger generation.
His highly versatile and esthetic perception of the Sarod has enabled him to touch most profound depths of his instruments.
His father Late Rasik Bihari Lal was an eminent Sarod Artist. Mukesh had his initial
training from late Pt.Suprabhat Paul, late Dr. Ramaballabh Mishra and Pt.Birju Maharaj.
Later he came under the guidance of the renowned Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.
has been trained in North Indian Classical drumming by the
grand masters of tabla: Ustad Alla Rakha and Ustad Zakir Hussain, as well as being trained in the
Delhi Gharana of Tabla by the late Ustad Inam Ali Khan. Emam was awarded a Professional Development
scholarship for study of music in India (1991) by the American Institute of Indian Studies
with funding from the Smithsonian Institute. Together, they present original and traditional
music from India, with a touch of the Middle East and create a unique sound of their own.