Koushik Aithal

Born on 29 July 1983 in Shimoga, Karnataka, Shri Koushik Aithal received his training in Hindustani vocal music from Shri Parameshwar Hegde, an eminent guru. Recipient of a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and a graded artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan, Shri Koushik Aithal has performed in many prestigious music festivals in India and abroad. He has been honoured with several titles and awards including the Pandit Basavaraja Rajguru Yuva Puraskar from the Government of Karnataka, and the Promising Artist Award conferred by the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. Shri Koushik Aithal is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2016 for his notable talent in the field of Hindustani vocal music.