Pt. Suresh Talwalkar
|Born||1948 (age 72–73)|
Mumbai, Bombay State, India
|Genres||Hindustani classical music|
|Associated acts||Padma Talwalkar, Ram Narayan, Ulhas Kashalkar, Vijay Ghate|
|Website||Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar|
Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar (born 1948) is an Indian musician who plays the percussion instrument tabla.
Talwalkar was born 1948 in Chembur, Mumbai, and initially learned playing the tabla from his father Dattatrey Talwalkar. He trained under tabla players Pandharinath Nageshkar and Vinayakrao Ghangrekar, and studied the rhythm theory of Carnatic music and Hindustani classical singing.
His style draws from several gharanas (stylistic schools) and he accompanied classical musicians and dancers; Talwalkar frequently performed with sarangi player Ram Narayan since the late 1960s, accompanied classical singer Ulhas Kashalkar, and has toured in the United States, Europe, and Africa. He taught tabla players, including Vijay Ghate, and Western drummers. Talwalkar was awarded the All India Radio Award in 1966, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2004 and Padma Shri in 2013.
Talwalkar is married to classical singer Padma Talwalkar and they have a daughter, tabla player Savani, and a son, Mumbai businessman and tabla player Satyajit.
He received the Padma Shree Award in 2013.