Born on 17 November 1931 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, Shri Raghunath Seth learnt music under Shri Pannalal Ghosh and Dr S.N. Ratanjankar.
He has distinguished himself as a flutist, acquiring a style marked by dignity and repose. Shri Seth has served All India Radio, Lucknow, as a music composer and producer, and later the Films Division, Bombay, as Director of Music. He has composed music for over two thousand document- ary films, television serials and feature films, and has given a new direction to contemporary orchestral music.
Shri Raghunath Seth is the recipient of several national awards for his work including the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, bestowed on him in 1983.
Shri Raghunath Seth receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Hindustani instrumental music.