Tulsidas Borkar
Tulsidas Borkar
Tulsidas Borkar
Background information
Born(1934-11-18)18 November 1934
Bori Village in Goa state, India
Died29 September 2018(2018-09-29) (aged 83)
GenresIndian classical Hindustani Classical Music
Occupation(s)Harmonium player, Reed Organ player, composer
Instrument(s)Harmonium, Reed Organ
Years active1945–2018

Tulsidas Borkar (18 November 1934 – 29 September 2018) was an Indian composer and harmonium player.[1] The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016.[2]

Borkarji accompanying Chota Gandharva
Borkarji accompanying Chota Gandharva


Borkar received a number of awards, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, New Delhi (2005) and Padma Shri (2016).[3][4][5] Other awards included:[6]


Pandit Tulsidas Borkar had been diagnosed with tuberculosis and was treated in Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital. But, due to old age, his body didn't respond well to the treatment. He died at the age of 83 on 29 September 2018 at 10:20 A.M. in Mumbai.


  1. ^ "Pt. Tulsidas Borkar's Interview".
  2. ^ "Padma Awards 2016". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Padma Vibhushan for Rajinikanth, Dhirubhai Ambani, Jagmohan". The Hindu. 25 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Artistesdetails".
  5. ^ "Kedar Naphade's Gurus".
  6. ^ "worldborikars - Late Pt. Tulsidas Borkar - Padmashri & Sangeet Natak Fellowship winner". sites.google.com.