Shri Sharafat Abdul Majid was born in 1950 in Miraj, Maharashtra. He received training in making musical instruments from his father Abdul Majid Haji Abdul Karim Satarmaker. He represents a distinguished family of instru- ment-makers with several generations of contribution in the field. He has excelled in his traditional craft, and his instru- ments have consequently been in high demand among musicians especially of western India. His work has been widely featured in the media, parti- cularly, in television program- mes focusing on culture and the arts. Shri Sharafat Abdul Majid has participated in a workshop on instrument making organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi in Delhi. He has also been associated with programmes of the Sangeet Research Academy in Calcutta and Gandharva Maha- vidyalaya, Delhi. Shri Sharafat Abdul Majid receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his work in sustaining the traditional art of instrument-making.