Sharafat Abdul Majid Satarmaker

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.